Security Analyst Salary

A Security Analyst earns an average salary of $66,959 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Cyber Security is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,633 - $99,807
$45K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,331
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50%
90%

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$15.26 - $43.31
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$43
MEDIAN: $23.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,633 - $99,807  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $10,236  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,978  
Total Pay (?
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$41,695 - $101,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,033
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $43.31  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $53.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$309.13 - $10,236  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,978  
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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$41,695 - $101,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Security Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 797 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 343 salaries. An experienced Security Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 208 salaries. A Security Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,316

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Security Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Security Analyst

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Security Analyst Salaries

▲35%

▲23%

▲20%

National Average
$65,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Security Analyst Salaries

Cyber Security
▲23%



Data Analysis
▲4%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲1%

Security Intrusion Detection
▲1%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
▲1%


Security Testing and Auditing
▼0%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$65,000


Linux
▼8%

SAP Security
▼8%

Network Security Management
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%
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