Information Security Analyst Salary

Information Security Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $71K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Information Security Analysts generally range from $48K to $106K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Men make up the vast majority of Information Security Analysts (83 percent) who took the survey. The majority of Information Security Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,936 - $102,667
(Median)
$49K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,022
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$17.66 - $45.67
(Median)
$18
$26
$46
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,936 - $102,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$47,634 - $105,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $45.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.55  
Overtime
$24.90 - $55.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$47,634 - $105,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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 who transition into an IT Security Architect role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $114K per year. More often than not, an Information Security Manager role is the next step for Information Security Analysts moving up in the field. Information Security Managers usually make $105K per year. Many other Information Security Analysts choose to take on a Security Analyst role, where salaries are typically $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Wells Fargo Bank are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Information Security Analysts. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers the largest salaries in town ($95K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $52K to $116K.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Information Security Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Forensics, Project Management, and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Information Technology Support and Network Management / Administration. Computer Security and IT Security & Infrastructure are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. Information Security Analysts bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,991

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Information Security Analysts, working in the bustling city of Tampa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), New York (+11 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Denver earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

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
$71,000


Skills That Affect Information Security Analyst Salaries

Forensics
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Network Security Management
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Tableau Software
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VBA
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Computer Security
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Excel
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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