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Information Assurance Officer Salary

An average Information Assurance Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Information Assurance Officers spread between $51K and $109K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Men account for the majority of Information Assurance Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. For the most part, Information Assurance Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,317 - $108,232
(Median)
$52K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,399
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90%

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$17.19 - $57.94
(Median)
$17
$29
$58
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,317 - $108,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,926  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,188 - $108,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.19 - $57.94  
   
Overtime
$36.90 - $65.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,926  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,188 - $108,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Information Assurance Officer

An information assurance officer works for a company to make sure information sent within the system is stored safely and can be transmitted securely. These officers may plan (and sometimes implement) security systems for the company, including encryption systems, networks, and antivirus systems. The system must be monitored constantly to make sure sensitive information cannot be leaked. When problems arise, the officer should be able to troubleshoot and make corrections immediately. He/she may also carry out "what-if" scenarios and security audits to make sure the system is effective, and the results of these audits are reviewed in order to implement changes.

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Information Assurance Officer Tasks

  • Elevate security issues to management and file accurate reports regarding any and all issues.
  • Facilitate the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify security risks.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure information systems are defended against unauthorized access.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Information Assurance Officers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Network Security Management, Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Security. Those educated in Computer Security tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $67K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $76K. On average, Information Assurance Officers make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

National Average
$75,000

Computer Security
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%