A Security Analyst earns an average salary of $67,308 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Network Security Management and Cyber Security. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,986 - $99,841
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MEDIAN: $67,308
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$15.34 - $45.26
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MEDIAN: $24.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,986 - $99,841  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $5,057  
Total Pay (?
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$42,229 - $101,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $45.26  
   
Overtime
$20.66 - $53.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$205.11 - $10,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $5,057  
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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$42,229 - $101,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,105

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Security Analyst Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Security Analyst Salaries

Network Security Management
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Cyber Security
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Data Analysis
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Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$66,000



Network Management / Administration
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Linux
up arrow 9%

SAP Security
up arrow 9%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

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%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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