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Information Security Analyst Salary

Information Security Analysts in the United States take home an average $69K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $46K and hits $104K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Information Security Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The majority of Information Security Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,255 - $100,875
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$0.00 - $9,771  
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$387.31 - $10,256  
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$45,724 - $104,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,565
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$15.38 - $46.62  
   
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$24.40 - $49.95  
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$0.00 - $9,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.31 - $10,256  
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$45,724 - $104,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


Bringing up the rear, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton's median pay of $75K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $109K.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Survey results imply that Information Security Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 17 percent. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Information Security Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Information Security Analysts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


Information Security Analysts will find that Tampa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Information Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+27 percent), Arlington (+25 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 16 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 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

Forensics
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Computer Security
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Network Security Management
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National Average
$69,000

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 366 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%