Average Security Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Security Analyst is $67,350.
MEDIAN $67,350
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$46k - $100k
$585 - $10k
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$10 - $7k
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$43k - $101k

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Job Description for Security Analyst

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.
The top respondents for the job title Security Analyst are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Accenture and Dell, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Sony Computer Entertainment where the average pay is $86,969. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ameren Corp and Accenture, earning around $82,500 and $74,883, respectively. Dell, Inc. pays the lowest at around $50,000. EY (Ernst & Young) and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,327 and $61,622, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Security Analyst. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Security Analyst
Information Security Analyst
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Security Analyst

Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection and Computer Security.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Analyst

An entry-level Security Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,075 based on 640 salaries. An early career Security Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,216 based on 1,367 salaries. A mid-career Security Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,712 based on 559 salaries. An experienced Security Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,860 based on 341 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,890.
Employees with Security Analyst in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (3.2% less), Phoenix, Arizona (0.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.1% less).

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