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Information Security Analyst Salary (United States)

Information Security Analysts in the United States typically take home $69K per year. Cash earnings for Information Security Analysts — including $9K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $103K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority receive medical and dental insurance and a fair portion get vision insurance. The vast majority (82 percent) of Information Security Analysts are male. Most Information Security Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from 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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,875 - $99,996  
   
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  
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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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Compensation may increase greatly for Information Security Analysts who advance to upper-end positions like IT Security Architect. Median pay for IT Security Architects is $111K per year. More often than not, Information Security Manager role is the next step for Information Security Analysts moving up in the field. Information Security Managers usually make $103K per year. Many other Information Security Analysts choose to take on a Security Analyst role, where salaries are typically $66K.

Information Security Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. 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. It is often found that people who know Computer Security are also skilled in Security Intrusion Detection. Most people familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Policies and Procedures and Security Intrusion Detection.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. Information Security Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. Information Security Analysts who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $85K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Information Security Analysts, busy Tampa offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Arlington, Boston, and Washington, where Information Security Analysts typically earn around 27 percent, 24 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis and San Antonio (10 percent lower).

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
$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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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%