Security Analyst Salary

A Security Analyst earns an average salary of $66,787 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Network Security Management and Microsoft Active Directory. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$45,952 - $96,320
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$46K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,787
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$15.09 - $47.05
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$47
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,952 - $96,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,580  
Profit Sharing
$838 - $5,166  
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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$43,933 - $98,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $47.05  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,580  
   
Profit Sharing
$838 - $5,166  
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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$43,933 - $98,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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 by Experience Level for Security Analyst

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,510

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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
$67,000


Skills That Affect Security Analyst Salaries

Network Security Management
up arrow 37%

Microsoft Active Directory
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SAP Security
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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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Data Analysis
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Security Intrusion Detection
0%

National Average
$67,000

Computer Security
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Network Management / Administration
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Linux
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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