|Quick Facts: Information Security Analysts|
$102,600 per year
$49.33 per hour
|Less than 5 years|
|35% (Much faster than average)|
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.
Information security analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, along with related work experience. Employers may prefer to hire analysts who have professional certification.
The median annual wage for information security analysts was $102,600 in May 2021.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 35 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 19,500 openings for information security analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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