Information Security Analyst Salary (United States)

Information Security Analysts in the United States typically take home $68,820 per year. Compensation ranges from $45,275 on the low end to $103,207 per year on the high end. Overall cash earnings for Information Security Analysts stretch from $46,875 on the lower end to $99,996 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $9,262 from bonuses and $9,787 from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. The vast majority of Information Security Analysts (82 percent) are men. For the most part, Information Security Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Information Security Analyst Salary (?
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$46,875 - $99,996
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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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$46,875 - $99,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,262  
Profit Sharing
$397.91 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$45,275 - $103,207  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$15.58 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$24.54 - $50.66  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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  
PayScale
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. An Information Security Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Information Security Analysts, and paychecks swell by $34K per year. a Security Analyst position is another common transition for Information Security Analysts; in this role, salaries typically decrease by $3,198.

Information Security Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Most people experienced in IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Policies and Procedures and Security Intrusion Detection. Most people experienced in Computer Security also know Security Intrusion Detection.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $60K to $77K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $89K. Information Security Analysts' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $85K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Information Security Analysts, Tampa provides a pay rate that is 36 percent greater than the national average. New York, Arlington, Boston, and Washington also offer top salaries for Information Security Analysts. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 27 percent, 24 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent more, respectively. With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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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Security Testing and Auditing
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Network Management / Administration
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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%
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