Information Security Analyst Salary (United States)

Pay for Information Security Analysts in the United States is typically around $68,820 annually. Pay ranges from $45,275 on the low end to $103,207 per year on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A solid majority people have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. In a profession dominated by men, 82 percent of Information Security Analysts are male. Job satisfaction for Information Security Analysts is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Information Security Analyst Salary (?
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$46,875 - $99,996
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MEDIAN: $68,549
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Information Security Analyst Salary (?
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$15.58 - $46.88
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$46,875 - $99,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,262  
Profit Sharing
$397.91 - $9,787  
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$45,275 - $103,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,514
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$15.58 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$24.54 - $50.66  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $9,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.91 - $9,787  
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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$45,275 - $103,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Analyst

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For Information Security Analysts, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a IT Security Architect will earn $42K more than someone not as far along in their career. The most common career progression for Information Security Analysts leads to becoming an Information Security Manager, resulting in an extra $34K annually. However, many Information Security Analysts also opt to become a Security Analyst, a move that typically leads to a pay cut of $3,198.

Information Security Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst

Survey takers working as Information Security Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Forensics, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 16 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Computer Security also know Security Intrusion Detection. Most people skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure are similarly competent in Security Policies and Procedures and Security Intrusion Detection.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

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Though starting salaries approximate $60K, they climb to $77K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $89K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Information Security Analysts' pay actually begins to decline, averaging $85K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Information Security Analysts, working in the bustling city of Tampa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. New York, Arlington, Boston, and Washington are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Information Security Analysts earning around 27 percent, 24 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent more than average. Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around -10 percent in St. Louis and -10 percent in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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

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$69,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Analyst Salaries

Project Management
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Forensics
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 389 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%