Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
78,020 2.7 % $43.85 $91,210 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.24 $32.27 $42.59 $54.38 $66.72
Annual Wage (2) $50,430 $67,120 $88,590 $113,100 $138,780


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 21,320 1.26 $45.17 $93,950
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,460 0.38 $44.11 $91,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,810 0.27 $41.57 $86,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,090 0.35 $48.17 $100,180
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,420 0.77 $55.41 $115,250

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 270 1.61 $43.17 $89,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 21,320 1.26 $45.17 $93,950
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,530 0.96 $44.82 $93,220
Other Telecommunications 660 0.84 $45.42 $94,480
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,420 0.77 $55.41 $115,250

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 3,420 0.77 $55.41 $115,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 170 0.02 $49.49 $102,940
Other Financial Investment Activities 510 0.13 $49.03 $101,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,770 0.13 $48.65 $101,190
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 270 0.06 $48.40 $100,670


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 10,330 2.85 4.84 $51.13 $106,350
California 8,260 0.56 0.95 $49.26 $102,460
Texas 6,550 0.60 1.02 $42.35 $88,090
New York 5,040 0.58 0.99 $54.90 $114,190
Florida 3,390 0.46 0.77 $39.15 $81,440




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 10,330 2.85 4.84 $51.13 $106,350
Maryland 3,170 1.25 2.12 $47.84 $99,520
District of Columbia 800 1.20 2.03 $47.88 $99,580
Arkansas 1,300 1.13 1.91 $27.73 $57,670
Alabama 1,820 0.99 1.68 $37.89 $78,810




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 5,040 0.58 0.99 $54.90 $114,190
Virginia 10,330 2.85 4.84 $51.13 $106,350
Delaware 320 0.77 1.32 $50.43 $104,890
New Jersey 1,820 0.48 0.81 $49.40 $102,750
California 8,260 0.56 0.95 $49.26 $102,460





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 9,720 4.11 6.98 $51.85 $107,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,380 0.84 1.42 $57.91 $120,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.91 1.54 $43.22 $89,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,830 1.43 2.42 $48.64 $101,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.46 0.78 $46.68 $97,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,800 1.03 1.75 $45.01 $93,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,790 0.77 1.31 $40.35 $83,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.17 1.98 $47.14 $98,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.45 0.76 $43.98 $91,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,590 0.89 1.52 $41.92 $87,190




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 9,720 4.11 6.98 $51.85 $107,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,430 2.91 4.95 $38.21 $79,470
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,540 1.76 2.99 $42.76 $88,940
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,830 1.43 2.42 $48.64 $101,160
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 370 1.34 2.27 $42.05 $87,460
Albuquerque, NM 490 1.32 2.25 $44.86 $93,320
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 710 1.26 2.14 $49.53 $103,010
Huntsville, AL 250 1.18 2.00 $38.27 $79,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.17 1.98 $47.14 $98,060
Colorado Springs, CO 270 1.09 1.85 $43.50 $90,480




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 510 0.61 1.03 $68.36 $142,200
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $68.03 $141,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,380 0.84 1.42 $57.91 $120,460
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.47 0.80 $55.33 $115,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.97 1.65 $54.00 $112,320
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 160 1.00 1.70 $53.39 $111,060
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.87 1.48 $52.10 $108,370
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.33 0.56 $51.86 $107,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,720 4.11 6.98 $51.85 $107,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 440 0.36 0.61 $51.12 $106,320

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 240 5.66 9.62 $38.92 $80,950
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 160 2.61 4.44 $35.20 $73,210
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 0.55 $33.06 $68,750
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 0.65 $27.72 $57,660
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 0.53 $41.49 $86,310

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 240 5.66 9.62 $38.92 $80,950
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 160 2.61 4.44 $35.20 $73,210
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.61 2.73 $44.52 $92,600
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.39 2.36 $42.40 $88,190
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 0.76 $32.59 $67,790

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)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.21 $100,280
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.61 2.73 $44.52 $92,600
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.39 2.36 $42.40 $88,190
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 0.53 $41.49 $86,310
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.33 $40.45 $84,130


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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