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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1212 Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. 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" (15-1241).


National estimates for Information Security Analysts
Industry profile for Information Security Analysts
Geographic profile for Information Security Analysts

National estimates for Information Security Analysts:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Information Security Analysts:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
138,000 1.7 % $ 51.72 $ 107,580 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Information Security Analysts:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.88 $ 37.71 $ 49.80 $ 63.89 $ 78.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,060 $ 78,440 $ 103,590 $ 132,890 $ 163,300


Industry profile for Information Security Analysts:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Information Security Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 36,280 1.65 $ 52.36 $ 108,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,330 0.55 $ 50.46 $ 104,960
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 10,880 0.54 $ 53.12 $ 110,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,410 0.49 $ 53.10 $ 110,440
Insurance Carriers 5,450 0.45 $ 49.63 $ 103,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Information Security Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 620 3.15 $ 52.78 $ 109,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 36,280 1.65 $ 52.36 $ 108,910
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,240 1.46 $ 52.21 $ 108,600
Telecommunications 4,450 0.64 $ 50.23 $ 104,470
Software Publishers 2,770 0.57 $ 56.38 $ 117,260

Top paying industries for Information Security Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 330 0.08 $ 63.54 $ 132,150
Other Information Services 680 0.20 $ 63.00 $ 131,050
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 790 0.21 $ 61.70 $ 128,330
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 (7) $ 61.13 $ 127,150
Legal Services 660 0.06 $ 60.57 $ 125,980


Geographic profile for Information Security Analysts:

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





States with the highest employment level in Information Security Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 16,160 4.37 4.40 $ 56.21 $ 116,920
Texas 13,410 1.11 1.12 $ 54.52 $ 113,400
California 10,470 0.64 0.64 $ 60.57 $ 125,990
Florida 7,600 0.90 0.91 $ 45.77 $ 95,190
Maryland 7,090 2.81 2.83 $ 53.51 $ 111,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Information Security Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 16,160 4.37 4.40 $ 56.21 $ 116,920
Maryland 7,090 2.81 2.83 $ 53.51 $ 111,310
District of Columbia 1,810 2.63 2.65 $ 57.43 $ 119,460
Delaware 740 1.73 1.74 $ 55.49 $ 115,420
Colorado 4,250 1.65 1.66 $ 51.72 $ 107,590




Top paying states for Information Security Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,470 0.64 0.64 $ 60.57 $ 125,990
New York 6,450 0.74 0.75 $ 60.54 $ 125,920
New Jersey 4,000 1.06 1.07 $ 59.27 $ 123,280
District of Columbia 1,810 2.63 2.65 $ 57.43 $ 119,460
Virginia 16,160 4.37 4.40 $ 56.21 $ 116,920





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Information Security Analysts:

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 15,750 5.21 5.25 $ 56.69 $ 117,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,280 0.94 0.94 $ 62.50 $ 130,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,130 1.71 1.72 $ 56.48 $ 117,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,520 1.74 1.75 $ 52.51 $ 109,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,370 3.39 3.42 $ 54.26 $ 112,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,000 1.52 1.53 $ 50.85 $ 105,760
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,680 3.04 3.06 $ 51.16 $ 106,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,560 1.69 1.70 $ 49.01 $ 101,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,050 0.52 0.53 $ 55.27 $ 114,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,980 0.68 0.69 $ 52.08 $ 108,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Information Security Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IL 600 7.21 7.27 $ 52.05 $ 108,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,750 5.21 5.25 $ 56.69 $ 117,920
California-Lexington Park, MD 230 5.13 5.17 $ 46.25 $ 96,190
Huntsville, AL 960 4.15 4.18 $ 44.44 $ 92,430
Colorado Springs, CO 1,080 3.89 3.92 $ 53.56 $ 111,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,370 3.39 3.42 $ 54.26 $ 112,870
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.11 3.13 $ 62.80 $ 130,620
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,680 3.04 3.06 $ 51.16 $ 106,420
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,520 2.39 2.41 $ 53.90 $ 112,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,600 2.22 2.24 $ 53.77 $ 111,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for Information Security Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,870 1.69 1.71 $ 70.75 $ 147,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,590 1.11 1.12 $ 65.82 $ 136,910
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.11 3.13 $ 62.80 $ 130,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,280 0.94 0.94 $ 62.50 $ 130,000
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 160 0.41 0.42 $ 61.90 $ 128,750
Trenton, NJ 370 1.60 1.61 $ 60.21 $ 125,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.24 0.24 $ 58.89 $ 122,490
Ithaca, NY 80 1.67 1.69 $ 58.61 $ 121,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,490 0.84 0.84 $ 57.07 $ 118,700
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 40 0.65 0.66 $ 56.95 $ 118,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Information Security Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 330 4.27 4.30 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 0.57 $ 37.16 $ 77,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 0.38 $ 38.49 $ 80,050
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 0.59 $ 43.49 $ 90,450
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 0.29 $ 41.72 $ 86,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Information Security Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 330 4.27 4.30 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 0.64 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 0.59 $ 43.49 $ 90,450
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 0.57 $ 37.16 $ 77,280
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 0.45 $ 37.61 $ 78,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Information Security Analysts:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 54.53 $ 113,420
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 48.57 $ 101,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.14 $ 47.99 $ 99,810
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 0.36 $ 47.45 $ 98,710
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 47.03 $ 97,830


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021