Information Assurance Officers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $76K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Information Assurance Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,466 - $95,636
(Median)
$50K
$76K
$96K
MEDIAN: $76,220
10%
50%
90%

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$24.41 - $36.43
(Median)
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$28
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,466 - $95,636  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$3,019  
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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$50,345 - $95,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$27.50  
   
Overtime
$37.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,019  
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).
)
$50,345 - $95,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Officer


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A lot of Information Assurance Officers move on to become Information Assurance Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $87K on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Assurance Officer


Information Assurance Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Computer Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Security Management. Most people experienced in IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $67K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $74K on average. Information Assurance Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $84K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Information Assurance Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Information Assurance Officer Salaries


Computer Security
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average
$76,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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