Information Assurance Analyst Salary

For Information Assurance Analysts, annual average wages total $72K per year. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Men account for the majority of Information Assurance Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Assurance Analysts. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,164 - $110,047
$52K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,243
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$17.94 - $50.20
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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$0$110K
Salary $52,164 - $110,047
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $2,095
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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$50,997 - $109,073
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.94 - $50.20
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $2,095
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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$50,997 - $109,073
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Information Assurance Analyst

Information assurance analysts are mainly responsible for the planning, implementation, upgrading, and/or monitoring of security measures which make up the protection of corporate or government computer networks. They are responsible for ensuring that security controls are in place to protect both the electronic data itself and the electronic infrastructure in which it is stored. In addition, their job may require them to respond to attacks on the company’s computer systems via viruses or other security breaches. As a fairly new job category, information assurance analysts are part of the greater, more well-known job category of information security analysis.

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Information Assurance Analyst Tasks

  • Safeguard organizational data by analyzing architecture, conducting audits, and enforcing policies.
  • Communicate alerts organization-wide and to appropriate external bodies.
  • Lead incident response, including reporting and mitigating data breaches or losses.
  • Develop strategies to reduce risk, protect privacy, and increase overall information security.

Common Career Paths for Information Assurance Analyst


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Information Assurance Analysts often transition into Information Assurance Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Assurance Managers earn $88K per year.

Information Assurance Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Assurance Analyst


Popular Skills for Information Assurance Analyst


Survey takers who work as Information Assurance Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Testing and Auditing, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed in Security Testing and Auditing and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Information Assurance Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Assurance Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Assurance Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Information Assurance Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 56 salaries. An Information Assurance Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,339

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Information Assurance Analysts in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Information Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+38 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Information Assurance Analysts is geography, with workers in Norfolk earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Huntsville and 9 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Analyst

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Information Assurance Analyst Salaries

▲37%

▲30%

▲14%

National Average
$71,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Analyst Salaries




IT Security & Infrastructure
▲1%

National Average
$71,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%