Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

15-1122 Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
88,880 2.1 % $44.83 $93,250 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.65 $32.64 $43.33 $55.76 $69.12
Annual Wage (2) $51,280 $67,890 $90,120 $115,980 $143,770


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 25,790 1.37 $45.37 $94,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,790 0.34 $42.49 $88,380
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,450 0.33 $46.21 $96,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,930 0.31 $47.97 $99,770
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,050 1.05 $44.51 $92,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 300 1.75 $45.38 $94,380
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 25,790 1.37 $45.37 $94,370
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,050 1.05 $44.51 $92,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,700 0.42 $50.72 $105,490
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,800 0.40 $54.12 $112,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.17 $54.64 $113,640
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,800 0.40 $54.12 $112,560
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 300 0.03 $52.35 $108,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 360 0.10 $52.07 $108,300
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 150 0.17 $51.93 $108,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 11,010 2.99 4.64 $51.11 $106,320
California 8,090 0.52 0.81 $52.45 $109,110
Texas 7,740 0.67 1.04 $43.49 $90,460
New York 4,820 0.54 0.83 $53.45 $111,170
Florida 3,960 0.50 0.77 $40.25 $83,710



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 11,010 2.99 4.64 $51.11 $106,320
Arkansas 2,160 1.84 2.85 $33.85 $70,410
District of Columbia 1,010 1.49 2.31 $55.82 $116,100
Maryland 3,370 1.30 2.02 $49.49 $102,950
Arizona 2,570 1.00 1.54 $38.87 $80,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,010 1.49 2.31 $55.82 $116,100
New York 4,820 0.54 0.83 $53.45 $111,170
New Jersey 1,870 0.48 0.74 $52.86 $109,940
California 8,090 0.52 0.81 $52.45 $109,110
Virginia 11,010 2.99 4.64 $51.11 $106,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,930 4.11 6.38 $52.92 $110,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,460 0.69 1.07 $57.18 $118,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,110 1.33 2.07 $42.06 $87,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,660 0.74 1.15 $45.23 $94,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,330 1.24 1.92 $39.12 $81,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,320 1.32 2.05 $45.23 $94,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.49 0.76 $49.80 $103,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,900 0.77 1.19 $43.17 $89,790
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,850 5.50 8.53 $33.74 $70,180
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,760 1.58 2.45 $46.47 $96,660



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,850 5.50 8.53 $33.74 $70,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,930 4.11 6.38 $52.92 $110,080
California-Lexington Park, MD 130 2.97 4.61 $38.48 $80,040
Pocatello, ID 80 2.39 3.70 $25.61 $53,260
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 80 2.33 3.62 $33.32 $69,310
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 110 1.86 2.88 $48.32 $100,510
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 980 1.70 2.64 $49.22 $102,380
Colorado Springs, CO 430 1.63 2.53 $49.64 $103,250
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,760 1.58 2.45 $46.47 $96,660
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 280 1.43 2.22 $43.54 $90,560



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,110 1.10 1.70 $61.31 $127,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,460 0.69 1.07 $57.18 $118,940
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.51 0.79 $55.72 $115,900
Trenton, NJ 110 0.50 0.78 $55.15 $114,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,930 4.11 6.38 $52.92 $110,080
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.43 0.67 $52.88 $110,000
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.43 0.67 $52.57 $109,350
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.29 2.01 $52.09 $108,340
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $51.28 $106,670
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,730 1.32 2.04 $51.01 $106,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 2.69 4.18 $43.16 $89,770
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 5.51 8.55 $45.02 $93,640
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 0.51 $38.38 $79,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 0.42 $30.54 $63,530
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 0.38 $27.66 $57,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 5.51 8.55 $45.02 $93,640
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 2.69 4.18 $43.16 $89,770
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 0.81 $35.15 $73,100
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 0.70 $30.06 $62,530
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 0.71 $27.87 $57,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 5.51 8.55 $45.02 $93,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.31 $43.71 $90,920
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 2.69 4.18 $43.16 $89,770
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $41.81 $86,970
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 0.51 $38.38 $79,820


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016