Average Entry-Level Security Analyst Salary

$59,163
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,027
Bonus
$1,750
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Security Analyst is $59,163.
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$43k
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$59k
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$78k
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What Do Security Analysts Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Security Analysts?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Analysts?

An early career Security Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,042 based on 1,402 salaries. A mid-career Security Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,363 based on 471 salaries. An experienced Security Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,443 based on 278 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,977.
Employees with Security Analyst in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 12.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (9.9% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,240 survey responses.
Early Career
62.6%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
4.0%