Earnings for Information Security Analysts in the United States come in at around $70K annually on average. In the world of Information Security Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $105K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $9K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by career duration and location. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Information Security Analysts (83 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,478 - $102,185
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MEDIAN: $70,400
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$17.40 - $45.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,478 - $102,185  
   
Bonus
$201.80 - $10,063  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,115  
Total Pay (?
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$47,555 - $104,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.40 - $45.18  
   
Overtime
$21.03 - $57.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.80 - $10,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,115  
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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$47,555 - $104,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 298

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Job Description for Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts are responsible for providing security solutions for their companies. Their main duties include doing research, collecting data, developing secure strategies and maximizing productivity. They also are in charge of implementing security principles while following strict privacy policies. Information security analysts have advanced skills when it comes to finding security threats and other vulnerabilities. They conduct assessments of enterprise environments and frequently monitor logs and computer traffic.

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Information Security Analyst Tasks

  • Document, prioritize, and analyze security threats, incidents, and key metrics.
  • Review daily and periodic data to identify, report, and remedy vulnerabilities.
  • Configure and analyze security tools and software.
  • Coordinate with IT and end users to minimize disruptions and protect assets.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Analyst


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Information Security Analysts who go on to become IT Security Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for IT Security Architects is $116K annually. An Information Security Manager role is the most common promotion for Information Security Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $106K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Information Security Analysts is a Security Analyst position, where earnings are usually $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), U.S. Air Force (USAF), and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Information Security Analysts. Lockheed Martin Corp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $111K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Cisco Systems Inc at $92K, Mantech International Corp. at $88K, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where Information Security Analysts annually earn $87K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at $66K, and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc where $67K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Information Security Analysts there earn up to $122K.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Information Security Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Security Risk Management, Tableau Software, and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Information Technology Support, and Network Management / Administration. It is often found that people who know Computer Security are also skilled in Security Intrusion Detection. Skill sets containing IT Security & Infrastructure also tend to include Security Policies and Procedures and Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Information Security Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $63K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $81K. Information Security Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Information Security Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,893

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Security Analysts, 25 percent above the national average. Information Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Arlington (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

Information Security Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Security Analyst?

Information Security Analyst in Boise:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, stress level."
Pros: Work flexibility, management, great office conditions.
Cons: Can be long hours, stressful.

Information Security Analyst in Pleasanton:
"It's boring until it's not."
Pros: Always challenging, constantly learning new things, have to think critically, am able to be responsible for critical work.
Cons: It can be very very boring at times.

Information Security Analyst in Memphis:
"Information Security."
Pros: Information Security is always is an interesting industry and is a necessary part of everything company.
Cons: The work can be boring and redudant.

Information Security Analyst in Denver:
"Interesting Work."
Pros: Subject matter - it is constantly changing.
Cons: Nothing. I like my job. It fits my personality.

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Key Stats for Information Security Analyst

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 312 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Information Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Information Security Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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