The salary statistics of information security analysts are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of information security analysts within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The information security analysts annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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|25th Percentile Wage|| |
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for information security analysts. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) information security analysts is $147,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,760. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of information security analysts from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of information security analysts in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for information security analysts occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $97,740. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $64,390).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
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|Finance and Insurance|| |
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|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
From the above tables we note that not only information security analysts salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of information security analysts in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $43,200 to $119,560. The highest paying state for information security analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $119,560. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $43,200. For more salary information of information security analysts profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |
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|North Carolina|| |
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|Puerto Rico|| |