Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-1122 Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
72,670 2.3 % $42.93 $89,290 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.02 $31.62 $41.43 $52.87 $65.19
Annual Wage (2) $49,960 $65,780 $86,170 $109,960 $135,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,040 1.25 $44.17 $91,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,810 0.29 $40.63 $84,500
Depository Credit Intermediation 5,000 0.29 $42.38 $88,150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,930 0.36 $47.84 $99,500
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,970 0.65 $54.84 $114,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.40 $43.93 $91,370
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,040 1.25 $44.17 $91,880
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,100 0.84 $42.56 $88,530
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,970 0.65 $54.84 $114,070
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,000 0.61 $47.23 $98,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,970 0.65 $54.84 $114,070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 200 0.02 $52.55 $109,310
Other Investment Pools and Funds 140 0.34 $52.33 $108,840
Other Financial Investment Activities 440 0.12 $51.85 $107,850
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 260 0.09 $51.53 $107,170


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 9,930 2.76 4.95 $48.68 $101,250
Texas 6,940 0.66 1.18 $41.22 $85,740
California 6,840 0.48 0.86 $47.11 $97,990
New York 4,540 0.53 0.95 $54.05 $112,430
Maryland 3,260 1.30 2.33 $48.19 $100,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 9,930 2.76 4.95 $48.68 $101,250
Maryland 3,260 1.30 2.33 $48.19 $100,230
District of Columbia 850 1.30 2.32 $44.68 $92,940
Delaware 460 1.14 2.05 $47.30 $98,380
Washington 2,450 0.89 1.59 $45.97 $95,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,540 0.53 0.95 $54.05 $112,430
Virginia 9,930 2.76 4.95 $48.68 $101,250
Maryland 3,260 1.30 2.33 $48.19 $100,230
Delaware 460 1.14 2.05 $47.30 $98,380
California 6,840 0.48 0.86 $47.11 $97,990





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,400 4.01 7.19 $49.35 $102,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,860 0.75 1.34 $56.67 $117,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.17 2.09 $40.52 $84,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,010 1.18 2.11 $48.28 $100,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.37 2.45 $46.42 $96,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,780 0.79 1.41 $40.33 $83,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,670 1.32 2.37 $47.87 $99,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,550 0.59 1.05 $45.60 $94,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.34 0.61 $43.52 $90,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.35 0.63 $42.15 $87,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,400 4.01 7.19 $49.35 $102,650
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 590 2.90 5.20 $32.84 $68,310
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 900 1.62 2.90 $53.37 $111,010
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 340 1.58 2.84 $47.16 $98,090
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,190 1.39 2.49 $42.70 $88,810
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 440 1.37 2.46 $48.11 $100,070
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.37 2.45 $46.42 $96,550
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.36 2.43 $40.70 $84,660
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 650 1.33 2.39 $36.14 $75,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,670 1.32 2.37 $47.87 $99,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,860 0.75 1.34 $56.67 $117,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 1.00 1.79 $55.61 $115,660
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 900 1.62 2.90 $53.37 $111,010
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.66 1.18 $52.71 $109,630
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 380 0.46 0.83 $52.11 $108,390
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 60 0.29 0.51 $51.52 $107,170
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.33 0.60 $50.20 $104,410
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 410 0.33 0.60 $50.15 $104,300
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 60 0.48 0.86 $49.83 $103,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,400 4.01 7.19 $49.35 $102,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 280 6.34 11.36 $38.97 $81,050
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.03 3.64 $50.73 $105,510
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 1.43 $28.22 $58,700
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 0.60 $41.20 $85,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.35 $31.26 $65,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 280 6.34 11.36 $38.97 $81,050
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.03 3.64 $50.73 $105,510
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 1.43 $28.22 $58,700
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 0.60 $41.20 $85,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.54 $27.15 $56,470

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 2.03 3.64 $50.73 $105,510
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 0.60 $41.20 $85,690
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 280 6.34 11.36 $38.97 $81,050
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.31 $77,600
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.49 $34.46 $71,680


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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