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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
108,060 2.0 % $49.26 $102,470 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.28 $35.52 $47.28 $60.99 $75.28
Annual Wage (2) $56,750 $73,890 $98,350 $126,870 $156,580


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 28,410 1.36 $51.17 $106,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,670 0.45 $47.00 $97,750
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 8,710 0.43 $50.54 $105,130
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,690 0.39 $53.41 $111,090
Insurance Carriers 4,360 0.37 $47.85 $99,530

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 610 3.34 $50.97 $106,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 28,410 1.36 $51.17 $106,430
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,960 0.93 $48.18 $100,210
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 110 0.48 $46.80 $97,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,670 0.45 $47.00 $97,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 260 0.09 $63.05 $131,150
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 490 0.09 $58.96 $122,640
Legal Services 590 0.05 $57.97 $120,580
Utility System Construction 30 0.01 $57.28 $119,140
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 790 0.21 $56.67 $117,870


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 14,180 3.70 4.96 $53.74 $111,780
Texas 8,520 0.70 0.94 $50.08 $104,170
California 7,830 0.46 0.62 $53.05 $110,340
New York 6,930 0.74 0.99 $58.65 $122,000
Florida 5,600 0.65 0.87 $44.21 $91,950




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 14,180 3.70 4.96 $53.74 $111,780
District of Columbia 1,660 2.33 3.13 $56.77 $118,080
Maryland 4,990 1.86 2.49 $51.90 $107,960
Colorado 3,590 1.37 1.83 $49.43 $102,820
Delaware 580 1.30 1.74 $51.34 $106,780




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 6,930 0.74 0.99 $58.65 $122,000
New Jersey 3,480 0.86 1.15 $58.46 $121,600
District of Columbia 1,660 2.33 3.13 $56.77 $118,080
Connecticut 980 0.59 0.79 $54.28 $112,900
Virginia 14,180 3.70 4.96 $53.74 $111,780





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 14,540 4.64 6.21 $55.23 $114,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,220 0.86 1.16 $61.74 $128,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,000 1.12 1.50 $52.79 $109,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,220 0.69 0.93 $47.80 $99,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,050 1.11 1.48 $52.28 $108,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,640 0.43 0.58 $48.11 $100,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,610 1.90 2.55 $53.05 $110,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,500 0.93 1.25 $46.26 $96,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,480 1.27 1.70 $46.74 $97,210
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,280 0.80 1.07 $48.66 $101,220




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 260 5.48 7.33 $49.57 $103,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 14,540 4.64 6.21 $55.23 $114,880
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 130 3.88 5.19 $44.80 $93,180
Colorado Springs, CO 840 2.98 3.99 $51.88 $107,910
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 260 2.32 3.11 $39.98 $83,150
Huntsville, AL 520 2.30 3.08 $46.76 $97,250
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 470 2.18 2.92 $50.12 $104,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,610 1.90 2.55 $53.05 $110,340
Pocatello, ID 60 1.83 2.45 $34.16 $71,040
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 450 1.83 2.45 $44.25 $92,040