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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Information Security Analyst Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,560
25th Percentile Wage
$72,130
50th Percentile Wage
$95,510
75th Percentile Wage
$123,180
90th Percentile Wage
$153,090

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 $153,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,560. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 175% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of information security analysts from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$95,510
3.05% 9.78%
2016
$92,600
2.68% -
2015
$90,120
1.36% -
2014
$88,890
0.34% -
2013
$88,590
2.73% -
2012
$86,170
- -

Table 2. Information Security Analyst Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of information security analysts in 19 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $99,080. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $67,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,080
Wholesale Trade
$98,620
Manufacturing
$97,880
Finance and Insurance
$97,680
Information
$96,250
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$93,350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$92,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$91,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$90,940
Transportation and Warehousing
$90,020
Mining
$89,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,050
Utilities
$84,130
Retail Trade
$83,790
Construction
$82,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,680
Educational Services
$77,990
Accommodation and Food Services
$71,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,130

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 $43,300 to $118,250. The highest paying state for information security analysts is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $118,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $43,300. 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
$118,250
New Jersey
$116,530
New York
$109,680
California
$108,390
Maryland
$108,000
Virginia
$105,550
New Mexico
$105,500
Washington
$105,420
Rhode Island
$104,530
Massachusetts
$103,840
Connecticut
$101,260
Delaware
$100,940
North Carolina
$98,500
Colorado
$98,470
Oregon
$97,900
Minnesota
$94,950
Alaska
$94,310
New Hampshire
$94,310
Illinois
$94,130
Hawaii
$94,090
Texas
$92,630
Michigan
$92,180
Pennsylvania
$91,490
Ohio
$88,650
South Dakota
$87,930
Alabama
$87,660
Georgia
$86,230
Arizona
$83,720
Florida
$83,580
Missouri
$83,280
Arkansas
$83,070
Maine
$82,420
Idaho
$81,920
Nevada
$81,530
Tennessee
$81,030
Nebraska
$80,830
Utah
$79,590
Kansas
$77,440
West Virginia
$77,350
Vermont
$77,230
North Dakota
$77,200
Iowa
$77,070
Kentucky
$75,360
Indiana
$74,670
South Carolina
$74,410
Wyoming
$74,060
Wisconsin
$73,950
Oklahoma
$72,520
Louisiana
$69,950
Mississippi
$65,840
Montana
$53,470
Puerto Rico
$43,300



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