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Highest Paying Industries for Information Security Analysts

The top 100 highest paying industries for information security analysts (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $107,920, securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage is the highest paying industry for information security analysts. It is followed by wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry (average annual salary $105,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of information security analysts in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Information Security Analysts

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$107,920
2,730
2 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$105,700
830
3 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$105,260
3,390
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$105,050
40
5 Federal government, including USPS
$101,700
70
6 Natural Gas Distribution
$100,960
150
7 Temporary Help Services
$100,750
1,210
8 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$100,600
370
9 Nonstore Retailers
$100,440
370
10 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$100,180
30
11 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$99,690
50
12 Pipeline Transportation
$98,630
40
13 Machinery Manufacturing
$98,360
240
14 Telecommunications
$98,290
3,200
15 Employment Services
$98,040
1,530
16 Other Financial Investment Activities
$97,350
630
17 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$97,330
30
18 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$97,230
30
19 Engineering Services
$96,570
2,130
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$96,070
2,050
21 Newspaper Publishers
$96,070
80
22 Scientific Research and Development Services
$95,800
2,100
23 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$95,730
2,280
24 Satellite Telecommunications
$95,610
n/a
25 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$95,560
580
26 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,530
3,840
27 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$95,390
40
28 Educational Support Services
$95,360
40
29 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$95,350
890
30 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$94,860
240
31 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$94,810
n/a
32 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$94,800
950
33 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$94,510
310
34 Information
$94,000
7,910
35 Finance and Insurance
$93,740
15,090
36 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$93,590
1,920
37 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$93,590
140
38 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$93,460
1,430
39 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$93,360
1,180
40 Support Activities for Mining
$93,300
50
41 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$93,260
1,010
42 Other Information Services
$93,050
n/a
43 Depository Credit Intermediation
$92,930
6,010
44 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$92,930
8,360
45 Manufacturing
$92,670
3,090
46 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$92,620
680
47 Other Telecommunications
$92,310
n/a
48 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$92,140
920
49 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$91,940
2,570
50 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$91,850
70
51 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$91,670
50
52 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$91,190
n/a
53 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$90,880
680
54 Travel Agencies
$90,810
50
55 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$90,550
70
56 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,460
31,400
57 Individual and Family Services
$90,450
40
58 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$90,410
160
59 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$90,160
90
60 Technical and Trade Schools
$89,970
n/a
61 Software Publishers
$89,840
870
62 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$89,610
1,170
63 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$89,310
320
64 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,210
1,200
65 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$89,110
430
66 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$89,010
220
67 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$88,890
300
68 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$88,680
21,740
69 Legal Services
$88,260
90
70 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$88,100
270
71 Mining
$88,030
270
72 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$87,450
1,780
73 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$87,410
30
74 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$87,410
30
75 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$87,240
520
76 Insurance Carriers
$87,210
2,570
77 Wholesale Trade
$86,940
2,180
78 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$86,780
80
79 Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,770
210
80 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$86,700
80
81 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$86,520
2,980
82 Retail Trade
$86,420
560
83 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$86,280
1,140
84 Social Assistance
$86,250
100
85 Testing Laboratories
$86,250
110
86 Civic and Social Organizations
$86,060
50
87 Offices of Physicians
$85,990
160
88 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$85,720
6,340
89 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$85,440
50
90 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$85,400
60
91 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$85,330
740
92 Educational Services - Privately owned
$85,150
880
93 Administrative and Support Services
$84,910
3,600
94 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$84,880
3,620
95 Real Estate
$84,770
60
96 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$84,730
170
97 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$84,210
400
98 Television Broadcasting
$84,000
60
99 Utilities
$83,700
870
100 Building Equipment Contractors
$83,300
50
See also: Highest paying cities for information security analysts.