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Information Security Analyst Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Information Security Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,760
25th Percentile Wage
$69,840
50th Percentile Wage
$92,600
75th Percentile Wage
$119,020
90th Percentile Wage
$147,290

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of information security analysts from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,6002.68%6.94%
201590,1201.36%-
201488,8900.34%-
201388,5902.73%-
201286,170--

Table 2. Information Security Analyst Salary by Industry Sector

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
Manufacturing
$97,740
Mining
$97,560
Wholesale Trade
$95,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,420
Finance and Insurance
$94,050
Information
$92,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$92,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$92,850
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$92,240
Transportation and Warehousing
$89,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$87,510
Retail Trade
$87,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,180
Utilities
$84,120
Construction
$82,370
Educational Services
$78,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,390

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Information Security Analysts by States

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.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$119,560
New Jersey
$112,890
New York
$109,630
California
$108,500
New Mexico
$107,640
Maryland
$104,470
Virginia
$102,160
Connecticut
$101,260
Colorado
$100,950
Washington
$100,870
Delaware
$100,210
Rhode Island
$100,130
North Carolina
$98,010
New Hampshire
$95,370
Massachusetts
$93,810
Oregon
$93,750
Texas
$91,920
Alaska
$91,580
Illinois
$90,990
South Dakota
$88,540
Michigan
$88,030
Georgia
$87,960
Pennsylvania
$87,770
Minnesota
$87,480
Idaho
$87,260
Alabama
$85,230
Ohio
$82,070
Utah
$82,050
Hawaii
$81,850
Arkansas
$81,290
Florida
$80,880
Missouri
$79,960
Indiana
$78,130
Arizona
$77,030
Wisconsin
$76,930
Tennessee
$76,250
Nevada
$76,130
Vermont
$75,400
North Dakota
$74,830
West Virginia
$74,490
Louisiana
$74,000
Kentucky
$72,280
Iowa
$72,010
Nebraska
$71,950
Oklahoma
$71,640
Kansas
$71,370
South Carolina
$69,470
Maine
$66,520
Mississippi
$62,660
Montana
$55,140
Puerto Rico
$43,200



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