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Information Security Analyst Salary

The average Information Security Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. Total cash compensation for Information Security Analysts runs from $47K to $105K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Information Security Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,271 - $101,920
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,200
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$16.46 - $46.97
(Median)
$16
$26
$47
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
$48,271 - $101,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,757  
Profit Sharing
$399.53 - $10,303  
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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$46,950 - $105,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,758
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.46 - $46.97  
   
Overtime
$24.79 - $53.27  
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 - $9,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$399.53 - $10,303  
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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$46,950 - $105,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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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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Information Security Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like IT Security Architect, where median compensation is $113K annually. As Information Security Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Information Security Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $104K per year. Another common career choice for Information Security Analysts is to move into a Security Analyst role. Typically, Security Analysts get paid $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


The biggest paychecks can be found at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) — the median salary there is $96K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $51K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $118K.

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $75K) but some workers make up to $111K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Survey results imply that Information Security Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Management / Administration. A tool kit that includes IT Security & Infrastructure also typically contains Security Policies and Procedures and Security Intrusion Detection. Those familiar with Computer Security also tend to 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Security Analysts, busy Tampa offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Information Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). In Denver, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Atlanta (9 percent lower and 5 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
up arrow 3%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 3%

Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

Computer Security
up arrow 2%

Information Technology (IT) Support
0%

National Average
$70,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
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: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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