Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
96,870 2.4 % $46.17 $96,040 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.85 $33.58 $44.52 $57.22 $70.81
Annual Wage (2) $53,760 $69,840 $92,600 $119,020 $147,290


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 27,300 1.39 $46.46 $96,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,820 0.38 $43.73 $90,960
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,080 0.42 $46.18 $96,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,650 0.35 $50.53 $105,100
Insurance Carriers 3,900 0.33 $44.66 $92,880

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 400 2.25 $52.33 $108,840
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 27,300 1.39 $46.46 $96,650
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,910 0.98 $44.26 $92,050
Satellite Telecommunications 40 0.71 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,120 0.46 $52.00 $108,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 630 0.07 $62.86 $130,740
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,290 0.29 $54.03 $112,390
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 400 0.08 $53.37 $111,010
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 140 0.04 $53.19 $110,640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 180 0.20 $52.97 $110,170


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 11,550 3.07 4.45 $50.69 $105,440
California 7,990 0.50 0.72 $52.30 $108,780
Texas 7,790 0.66 0.96 $44.66 $92,890
New York 5,170 0.57 0.82 $55.62 $115,690
Florida 4,810 0.58 0.85 $40.59 $84,440




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 11,550 3.07 4.45 $50.69 $105,440
Maryland 4,440 1.68 2.44 $50.40 $104,830
Minnesota 3,560 1.27 1.84 $43.40 $90,280
District of Columbia 850 1.21 1.76 $59.54 $123,850
Delaware 470 1.08 1.56 $48.64 $101,180




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 850 1.21 1.76 $59.54 $123,850
New York 5,170 0.57 0.82 $55.62 $115,690
New Jersey 2,180 0.55 0.80 $54.80 $113,990
California 7,990 0.50 0.72 $52.30 $108,780
New Mexico 670 0.83 1.21 $51.88 $107,900





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 10,310 4.14 6.00 $52.36 $108,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,530 0.69 1.00 $60.14 $125,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,300 1.36 1.97 $43.54 $90,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,280 1.72 2.49 $43.20 $89,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.89 1.29 $46.79 $97,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,650 1.47 2.13 $47.40 $98,580
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,290 1.70 2.47 $51.97 $108,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,280 1.18 1.71 $39.12 $81,370
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,010 1.73 2.51 $50.04 $104,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,930 1.43 2.07 $42.83 $89,080




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,310 4.14 6.00 $52.36 $108,920
California-Lexington Park, MD 160 3.70 5.37 $41.78 $86,910
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 90 2.87 4.16 $38.68 $80,450
Pocatello, ID 80 2.43 3.52 $25.97 $54,010
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,350 2.32 3.36 $49.28 $102,500
Colorado Springs, CO 570 2.13 3.08 $50.08 $104,170
Huntsville, AL 440 2.01 2.91 $42.95 $89,330
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,010 1.73 2.51 $50.04 $104,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,280 1.72 2.49 $43.20 $89,870
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 1.72 2.50 $49.65 $103,270