Information Assurance Officer Salary

Information Assurance Officers in the United States take home approximately $77K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The vast majority of Information Assurance Officers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Information Assurance Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,338 - $107,475
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,098
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$16.94 - $58.80
(Median)
$17
$32
$59
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,338 - $107,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $7,861  
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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$52,288 - $108,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $58.80  
   
Overtime
$33.79 - $66.63  
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 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $7,861  
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).
)
$52,288 - $108,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Network Security Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Computer Security also know IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $68K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $77K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Information Assurance Officers report making only $88K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Network Security Management
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National Average
$77,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Computer Security
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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