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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
157,220 2.0 % $ 54.46 $ 113,270 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Information Security Analysts:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 29.58 $ 38.18 $ 49.33 $ 63.14 $ 79.77
Annual Wage (2) $ 61,520 $ 79,400 $ 102,600 $ 131,340 $ 165,920


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 42,590 1.88 $ 53.10 $ 110,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,790 0.58 $ 51.92 $ 108,000
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 10,170 0.51 $ 54.16 $ 112,660
Other Information Services 10,130 2.79 $ 71.90 $ 149,540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 8,660 0.56 $ 53.26 $ 110,780

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)
Other Information Services 10,130 2.79 $ 71.90 $ 149,540
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 560 2.69 $ 59.98 $ 124,770
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 42,590 1.88 $ 53.10 $ 110,450
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,700 1.24 $ 55.35 $ 115,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,190 0.78 $ 64.34 $ 133,820

Top paying industries for Information Security Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.02 $ 83.30 $ 173,250
Other Information Services 10,130 2.79 $ 71.90 $ 149,540
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 400 0.26 $ 69.25 $ 144,040
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,140 0.33 $ 68.30 $ 142,070
Motion Picture and Video Industries 60 0.02 $ 67.82 $ 141,070


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.



Map of employment of information security analysts by state, May 2021


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 16,930 4.51 4.04 $ 58.62 $ 121,940
Texas 13,530 1.11 0.99 $ 48.94 $ 101,800
Florida 9,360 1.09 0.97 $ 49.45 $ 102,850
New York 7,500 0.86 0.77 $ 64.04 $ 133,210
Maryland 7,330 2.88 2.58 $ 60.63 $ 126,110


Map of location quotient of information security analysts by state, May 2021


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 16,930 4.51 4.04 $ 58.62 $ 121,940
District of Columbia 2,130 3.21 2.88 $ 60.09 $ 124,980
Maryland 7,330 2.88 2.58 $ 60.63 $ 126,110
Delaware 950 2.18 1.96 $ 57.41 $ 119,420
Colorado 5,490 2.10 1.88 $ 52.46 $ 109,120


Map of annual mean wages of information security analysts by state, May 2021


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 (8) (8) (8) $ 65.00 $ 135,200
New York 7,500 0.86 0.77 $ 64.04 $ 133,210
Maryland 7,330 2.88 2.58 $ 60.63 $ 126,110
Iowa 1,280 0.86 0.77 $ 60.41 $ 125,650
District of Columbia 2,130 3.21 2.88 $ 60.09 $ 124,980



Map of employment of information security analysts by area, May 2021


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 15,690 5.35 4.80 $ 62.07 $ 129,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,250 1.18 1.06 $ 64.61 $ 134,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,400 1.50 1.35 $ 52.19 $ 108,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,050 3.22 2.89 $ 62.78 $ 130,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,020 1.55 1.39 $ 53.10 $ 110,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,790 1.47 1.32 $ 54.84 $ 114,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,520 0.62 0.55 $ 56.19 $ 116,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,390 2.32 2.07 $ 51.99 $ 108,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,330 1.57 1.41 $ 52.69 $ 109,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,280 1.71 1.53 $ 61.32 $ 127,550


Map of location quotient of information security analysts by area, May 2021


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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,690 5.35 4.80 $ 62.07 $ 129,110
Huntsville, AL 1,140 4.93 4.42 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
California-Lexington Park, MD 220 4.81 4.31 $ 52.00 $ 108,150
Colorado Springs, CO 1,080 3.74 3.35 $ 51.42 $ 106,960
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,050 3.22 2.89 $ 62.78 $ 130,580
Idaho Falls, ID 230 3.21 2.88 $ 64.47 $ 134,100
Boulder, CO 550 3.01 2.70 $ 63.46 $ 132,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 890 2.49 2.23 $ 64.94 $ 135,080
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,490 2.32 2.08 $ 45.43 $ 94,490
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,390 2.32 2.07 $ 51.99 $ 108,140


Map of annual mean wages of information security analysts by area, May 2021


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 (8) (8) (8) $ 72.51 $ 150,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 71.76 $ 149,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 890 2.49 2.23 $ 64.94 $ 135,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,250 1.18 1.06 $ 64.61 $ 134,390
Idaho Falls, ID 230 3.21 2.88 $ 64.47 $ 134,100
Boulder, CO 550 3.01 2.70 $ 63.46 $ 132,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,050 3.22 2.89 $ 62.78 $ 130,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,690 5.35 4.80 $ 62.07 $ 129,110
Trenton, NJ 410 1.81 1.62 $ 62.06 $ 129,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,280 1.71 1.53 $ 61.32 $ 127,550

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 0.34 $ 37.78 $ 78,590
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 0.45 $ 52.34 $ 108,870
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.12 1.90 $ 50.74 $ 105,540
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 0.41 $ 40.19 $ 83,600
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.35 $ 34.91 $ 72,610

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.12 1.90 $ 50.74 $ 105,540
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 0.57 $ 48.70 $ 101,290
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 0.57 $ 47.99 $ 99,830
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 0.49 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 0.47 $ 38.26 $ 79,580

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.18 $ 57.35 $ 119,300
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.26 $ 56.92 $ 118,400
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 0.45 $ 52.34 $ 108,870
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.12 1.90 $ 50.74 $ 105,540
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.19 $ 49.91 $ 103,810


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022