Entry-Level Information Security Analysts pull down an average of $64K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Security Analysts stretch from $45K on the lower end to $89K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Information Security Analysts is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are far more male Entry-Level Information Security Analysts survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$47,349 - $87,463
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$47K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $63,919
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$17.01 - $40.26
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,349 - $87,463  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,302  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,550  
Total Pay (?
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$45,023 - $89,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.01 - $40.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.55  
Overtime
$21.54 - $54.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$146.81 - $9,302  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,550  
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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$45,023 - $89,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Salaries are easily beat at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, where median pay comes to just $59K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $51K and ending at $77K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,432

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Information Security Analysts, 23 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Information Security Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+20 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Charlotte (+13 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus.

Information Security Analyst Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Security Analyst in Colorado Springs:
"Never Give your Salary History."
If they ask, say that the your current information is confidential. If they insist as them how it would benefit your career by disclosing that information.

Information Security Analyst in Washington:
"Security Future."
When in the security acumen, have the hindsight to look ahead. Like, Cloud computing. It used to be a question of if, now its a matter of when.

Information Security Analyst in Dallas:
"Become A Success."
Keep up to date and never stop learning. Don't build a job but build a career by making your self of value.

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Skills That Affect Information Security Analyst Salaries

Data Analysis
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Tableau Software
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Network Security Management
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Cyber Security
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Computer Security
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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Project Management
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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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$63,000

Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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