Information Security Analyst Salary

Median pay for Information Security Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $70K annually. In the world of Information Security Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $47K 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. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but career length and geographic location are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Information Security Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,392 - $102,036
$49K
$70K
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MEDIAN: $70,407
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$17.37 - $45.13
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MEDIAN: $25.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,392 - $102,036  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,123  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,224  
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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$47,448 - $104,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $45.13  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $56.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,224  
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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$47,448 - $104,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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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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For Information Security Analysts, progressing to an IT Security Architect role may result in a significant raise. On average, an IT Security Architect can earn $117K annually. The most common promotion for Information Security Analysts is Information Security Manager, a position that typically pays $106K annually. Another standard transition for Information Security Analysts seeking advancement is to assume a Security Analyst role, where pay is often $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Information Security Analysts, General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Lockheed Martin Corp are leading firms in the industry. For Information Security Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp; in fact, median earnings sit around $107K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Cisco Systems Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Mantech International Corp., top-paying firms where Information Security Analysts rake in a comfortable $92K, $87K, or $86K, respectively.

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 $72K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Information Security Analysts there earn up to $125K.

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, Security Risk Management, Tableau Software, and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Information Technology Support, and Network Management / Administration. For most people, competency in Computer Security indicates knowledge of Security Intrusion Detection. Most people familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Policies and Procedures and Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,678 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 737 salaries. An experienced Information Security Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 466 salaries. An Information Security Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,029

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Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Information Security Analysts in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Minneapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent. Dallas and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Information Security Analyst Reviews

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

Information Security Analyst in Omaha:
Pros: Flexible work, enjoyable working conditions, excellent co-workers, challenging at times, work life balance.
Cons:

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
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 313 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Information Security Analyst Salaries

▲30%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
$70,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 313 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%