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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
125,570 1.8 % $50.10 $104,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.79 $36.27 $47.95 $61.85 $76.37
Annual Wage (2) $57,810 $75,450 $99,730 $128,640 $158,860


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 33,420 1.54 $51.68 $107,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,300 0.50 $48.50 $100,880
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 9,700 0.47 $52.17 $108,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,380 0.43 $52.42 $109,030
Insurance Carriers 5,470 0.46 $48.49 $100,870

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 690 3.61 $51.42 $106,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,420 1.54 $51.68 $107,500
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,650 1.09 $49.46 $102,880
Telecommunications 3,740 0.52 $46.66 $97,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,300 0.50 $48.50 $100,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $62.69 $130,400
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 730 0.20 $61.23 $127,360
Legal Services 680 0.06 $60.21 $125,230
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 (7) $59.48 $123,720
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,430 0.26 $58.29 $121,230


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 15,010 3.87 4.53 $55.17 $114,760
Texas 10,430 0.84 0.98 $52.31 $108,810
California 9,200 0.53 0.62 $55.11 $114,620
New York 7,120 0.75 0.87 $58.53 $121,750
Florida 6,630 0.75 0.88 $44.03 $91,580




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 15,010 3.87 4.53 $55.17 $114,760
District of Columbia 2,020 2.80 3.27 $57.29 $119,160
Maryland 5,860 2.17 2.54 $52.07 $108,300
Delaware 680 1.50 1.76 $54.33 $113,000
Colorado 3,980 1.48 1.74 $50.24 $104,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,120 0.75 0.87 $58.53 $121,750
New Jersey 4,120 1.01 1.18 $58.45 $121,570
District of Columbia 2,020 2.80 3.27 $57.29 $119,160
Virginia 15,010 3.87 4.53 $55.17 $114,760
California 9,200 0.53 0.62 $55.11 $114,620





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 15,470 4.87 5.69 $56.64 $117,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,850 0.92 1.07 $61.47 $127,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,690 1.28 1.50 $54.85 $114,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,010 1.43 1.68 $51.27 $106,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,540 1.29 1.51 $48.47 $100,810
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,180 2.31 2.70 $52.96 $110,150
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,070 2.47 2.89 $48.24 $100,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,050 1.44 1.68 $47.42 $98,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,030 0.65 0.76 $49.58 $103,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,950 0.47 0.55 $49.91 $103,810




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)
Bloomington, IL 570 6.48 7.58 $51.27 $106,650
California-Lexington Park, MD 300 6.22 7.28 $49.31 $102,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,470 4.87 5.69 $56.64 $117,810
Colorado Springs, CO 990 3.43 4.01 $52.17 $108,520
Huntsville, AL 710 3.06 3.58 $45.33 $94,280
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,070 2.47 2.89 $48.24 $100,330
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,180 2.31 2.70 $52.96 $110,150
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 260 2.28 2.66 $42.30 $87,980
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 70 2.23 2.61 $48.36 $100,580
Raleigh, NC 1,420 2.19 2.56 $49.64 $103,260