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Information Security Analyst Salary

For Information Security Analysts, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $47K and hits $105K on the high end. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The vast majority (83 percent) of Information Security Analysts who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,212 - $101,979
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,250
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$16.43 - $47.92
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$16
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$48,212 - $101,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,821  
Profit Sharing
$394.87 - $10,155  
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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$46,822 - $105,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.43 - $47.92  
   
Overtime
$24.76 - $52.66  
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 - $9,821  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.87 - $10,155  
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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$46,822 - $105,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


Although Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) boasts the highest average salary in town at $96K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $51K or as much as $118K.

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton offers the least money; the median income there is just $75K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $51K and $111K.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Information Security Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Forensics, Project Management, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration. Computer Security and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. Information Security Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Tampa is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Security Analysts, 33 percent higher than the national average. Information Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Arlington (+13 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. San Antonio and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Information Security Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as an Information Security Analyst?

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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Experience Affects Information Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Information Security Analyst Salaries

Forensics
up arrow 16%




IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Network Security Management
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Computer Security
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Information Technology (IT) Support
0%

National Average
$70,000

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 347 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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