Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
105,250 2.2 % $47.93 $99,690 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.71 $34.68 $45.92 $59.22 $73.60
Annual Wage (2) $55,560 $72,130 $95,510 $123,180 $153,090


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 28,560 1.42 $49.42 $102,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,250 0.44 $45.43 $94,500
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 8,520 0.43 $48.26 $100,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,680 0.41 $51.84 $107,830
Insurance Carriers 4,340 0.37 $46.30 $96,300

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 520 2.88 $52.24 $108,670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 28,560 1.42 $49.42 $102,800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,180 1.04 $46.85 $97,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,150 0.49 $53.32 $110,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,250 0.44 $45.43 $94,500

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 750 0.09 $61.07 $127,030
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,130 0.23 $54.76 $113,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,150 0.49 $53.32 $110,910
Utility System Construction 60 0.01 $53.16 $110,570
Legal Services 550 0.05 $52.96 $110,160


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 13,190 3.48 4.71 $53.10 $110,450
California 8,470 0.51 0.69 $51.97 $108,090
Texas 7,760 0.65 0.88 $45.66 $94,970
New York 6,170 0.67 0.91 $56.80 $118,140
Florida 5,240 0.62 0.84 $41.65 $86,630




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 13,190 3.48 4.71 $53.10 $110,450
District of Columbia 1,310 1.85 2.50 $58.25 $121,170
Maryland 4,430 1.66 2.25 $51.72 $107,580
Arkansas 1,750 1.46 1.98 $39.94 $83,070
Delaware 620 1.39 1.89 $49.80 $103,590




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 1,310 1.85 2.50 $58.25 $121,170
New Jersey 3,210 0.80 1.09 $57.70 $120,020
New York 6,170 0.67 0.91 $56.80 $118,140
Virginia 13,190 3.48 4.71 $53.10 $110,450
Maine 250 0.41 0.55 $52.92 $110,080



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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 12,220 4.85 6.57 $54.97 $114,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,320 0.79 1.08 $62.68 $130,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,200 1.65 2.24 $45.99 $95,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.83 1.12 $47.74 $99,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,990 1.20 1.62 $44.04 $91,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,540 1.38 1.87 $52.17 $108,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,430 0.93 1.26 $44.60 $92,770
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,360 1.99 2.69 $50.38 $104,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,360 1.19 1.61 $43.07 $89,590
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,170 1.60 2.17 $53.57 $111,430


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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 290 6.40 8.67 $46.44 $96,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,220 4.85 6.57 $54.97 $114,340
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 120 3.78 5.12 $42.41 $88,220
Colorado Springs, CO 750 2.72 3.69 $49.91 $103,820
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,290 2.21 2.99 $51.10 $106,280
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 510 2.15 2.91 $43.15 $89,740
Pocatello, ID 70 2.10 2.84 $30.07 $62,540
Huntsville, AL 460 2.06 2.79 $42.63 $88,660
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 210 1.99 2.69 $37.80 $78,630
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,360 1.99 2.69 $50.38 $104,800


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,320 0.79 1.08 $62.68 $130,360
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.98 1.32 $58.51 $121,690
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.50 0.67 $57.71 $120,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,170 1.07 1.45 $57.59 $119,790
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,650 1.48 2.01 $55.40 $115,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,220 4.85 6.57 $54.97 $114,340
Austin-Round Rock, TX 650 0.65 0.88 $54.43 $113,220
Trenton, NJ 160 0.72 0.97 $54.12 $112,570
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,170 1.60 2.17 $53.57 $111,430
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.32 0.43 $52.64 $109,480

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)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 13.01 17.62 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 0.58 $42.88 $89,200
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.44 1.95 $54.76 $113,910
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 0.40 $33.50 $69,690
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.41 (8) (8)

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 210 13.01 17.62 (8) (8)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.44 1.95 $54.76 $113,910
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 0.75 $41.30 $85,900
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 0.58 $42.88 $89,200
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.48 $31.99 $66,530

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.44 1.95 $54.76 $113,910
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 0.58 $42.88 $89,200
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 0.75 $41.30 $85,900
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.23 $38.44 $79,960
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.28 $38.18 $79,410


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018