A Security Analyst earns an average salary of $67,589 per year. A skill in Network Security Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$45,983 - $99,191
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$46K
$68K
$99K
MEDIAN: $67,589
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$15.07 - $45.59
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$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,983 - $99,191  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $11,170  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $5,077  
Total Pay (?
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$42,171 - $101,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $45.59  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.36 - $11,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $5,077  
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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$42,171 - $101,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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Job Description for Security Analyst

Aspiring security analysts should be experienced in cybersecurity and able to succeed in a fast-paced, constantly-changing work environment, as security analysts work to maintain the integrity of company networks, as well as diagnose and quickly resolve network problems as they arise. They must be able to proactively identify risks to the network and promptly address and neutralize these threats, and knowledge of security log fundamentals is essential. Prior experience with escalation patterns, hardening systems, firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spam, secure electronic data transmission, and anti-malware is also important.

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Security Analyst Tasks

  • Coordinate and manage status calls with each assigned account.
  • Perform security assessments, risk analysis and vulnerability testing and reviews.
  • Guide clients in defining and implementing overall security strategy, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct daily project coordination of assigned accounts.
  • Give security advice and guidance to technical contacts.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,225

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Security Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Security Analyst?

Security Analyst in Albuquerque:
"Very technical but great satisfaction."
Pros: Learning all the different technologies used across the world.
Cons: In front of a computer all day.

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Experience Affects Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Security Analyst Salaries

Network Security Management
up arrow 37%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Security Risk Management
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Data Analysis
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 1%

Security Intrusion Detection
0%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

National Average
$66,000

Computer Security
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Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

SAP Security
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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