Information Security Analyst Salary

Information Security Analysts in the United States take home an average $70K per year. Total cash earnings of Information Security Analysts range from $47K on the low end to $104K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $9K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and geographic location. Information Security Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Information Security Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,294 - $102,872
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MEDIAN: $70,262
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$16.16 - $46.75
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$0$105K
Salary $49,294 - $102,872
Bonus $207.02 - $10,157
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,735
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$47,317 - $105,699
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,474
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $16.16 - $46.75
Overtime $15.71 - $55.76
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $207.02 - $10,157
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,735
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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$47,317 - $105,699
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340

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Job Description for Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts are responsible for providing security solutions for their companies. Their main duties include doing research, collecting data, developing secure strategies and maximizing productivity. They also are in charge of implementing security principles while following strict privacy policies. Information security analysts have advanced skills when it comes to finding security threats and other vulnerabilities. They conduct assessments of enterprise environments and frequently monitor logs and computer traffic.

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Information Security Analyst Tasks

  • Document, prioritize, and analyze security threats, incidents, and key metrics.
  • Review daily and periodic data to identify, report, and remedy vulnerabilities.
  • Configure and analyze security tools and software.
  • Coordinate with IT and end users to minimize disruptions and protect assets.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Analyst


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As Information Security Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as IT Security Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. IT Security Architects earn $117K on average per year. Becoming an Information Security Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Information Security Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $106K. Another frequent advance is for Information Security Analysts to assume a Security Analyst role; in this role, workers often earn $66K.

Information Security Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Analyst


General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, U.S. Air Force (USAF), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Lockheed Martin Corp are all popular places to work. Lockheed Martin Corp attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $107K. Cisco Systems Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Mantech International Corp. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Information Security Analysts earning around $92K, $87K, or $86K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at $66K and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc at $72K, though some Information Security Analysts there earn up to $125K.

Popular Skills for Information Security Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Security Risk Management, Tableau Software, and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Information Technology Support, and Network Management / Administration. Those educated in Computer Security tend to be well versed in Security Intrusion Detection. Most people familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Policies and Procedures and Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,678 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information 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 $82,000 based on 737 salaries. An experienced Information Security Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 466 salaries. An Information 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 $91,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,741

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Security Analysts, 19 percent higher than the national average. Information Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average. Workers in Dallas and Pittsburgh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Information Security Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Security Analyst?

Information Security Analyst in Omaha:
Pros: Flexible work, enjoyable working conditions, excellent co-workers, challenging at times, work life balance.
Cons:

Information Security Analyst in Boise:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, stress level."
Pros: Work flexibility, management, great office conditions.
Cons: Can be long hours, stressful.

Information Security Analyst in Pleasanton:
"It's boring until it's not."
Pros: Always challenging, constantly learning new things, have to think critically, am able to be responsible for critical work.
Cons: It can be very very boring at times.

Information Security Analyst in Memphis:
"Information Security."
Pros: Information Security is always is an interesting industry and is a necessary part of everything company.
Cons: The work can be boring and redudant.

Information Security Analyst in Pune:
"Monitor and Manage security devices."
Pros: The devices I work with and the exposure I get while I work.
Cons: Rotational Shifts.

Information Security Analyst in Denver:
"Interesting Work."
Pros: Subject matter - it is constantly changing.
Cons: Nothing. I like my job. It fits my personality.

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Key Stats for Information Security Analyst

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 407 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Information Security Analyst Salaries

▲31%

▲28%

▲17%

National Average
$70,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 407 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%
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