Information Assurance Engineer Salary

Information Assurance Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $87K per year on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The majority of Information Assurance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Information Assurance Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,631 - $126,602
$59K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,332
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Salary $58,631 - $126,602
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $2,035
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$57,410 - $126,292
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

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Job Description for Information Assurance Engineer

An information assurance engineer will oversee the storing and processing of information within a company to make sure that it is secure. The engineer may provide consulting services to various companies or may work directly for one company. The engineer should also be able to detect any potential risks that are present, in order to minimize potential data breaches. Period risk assessments should be carried out by the engineer. This will involve looking over data practices and data logs and detecting any irregularities or hazards that might exist.

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Information Assurance Engineer Tasks

  • Analyze networks to identify vulnerabilities and reduce breaches.
  • Develop and implement scanning and certification plans for network control and maintenance.
  • Document existing and proposed information architecture to convey compliance, problems, and solutions.
  • Resolve incidents and breaches, mitigating problems, and informing key personnel.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Assurance Engineer


The pay scale is far from balanced at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. While salaries on one end can reach $148K, the company's median pay sits at $83K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Information Assurance Engineer


Information Assurance Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Computer Security indicates knowledge of IT Security & Infrastructure. People who know Security Policies and Procedures usually also know Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Assurance Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Information Assurance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Assurance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Assurance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Information Assurance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 54 salaries. An Information Assurance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,998

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

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Information Assurance Engineers in Chantilly receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+9 percent) and Alexandria (+8 percent). Information Assurance Engineers in Arlington make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Baltimore and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Information Assurance Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Information Assurance Engineer Salaries

▲37%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$86,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Information Assurance Engineer Salaries





National Average
$86,000

Computer Security
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 16%
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