Information Assurance Officer Salary

The average Information Assurance Officer in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Information Assurance Officers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and the greater part have vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$52,268 - $104,619
MEDIAN: $75,860

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$52,268 - $104,619  
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$51,931 - $105,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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.


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.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Officer

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Many Information Assurance Officers transition into upper-level Information Assurance Manager positions. Information Assurance Managers earn a median of $88K per year.

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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, IT Security & Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management. Those educated in IT Security & Infrastructure tend to be well versed in Computer Security.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Officer

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

Information Assurance Officers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $69K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Assurance Officers make a median salary of $86K. Information Assurance Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%