Information Security Analyst Salary Range

As cyber attacks continue to escalate in frequency, scope and sophistication, businesses and government agencies alike are making it a top priority to hire and retain talented InfoSec personnel. As a testament to their organizational value, information security analysts' salaries are among the highest - and fastest rising - in the IT space.

Here is a dynamic look at Information Security Analyst salaries, including trends from the leading salary surveys and workforce studies. Use our salary calculator, job search and education tools to maximize your own information security salary, and explore the IT security specialist career path for a deep dive into this red-hot field.

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Historic Information Security Analyst Salaries

Salary ranges for information security analysts and related job roles from 2018 through 2019:

 Job Title
Info Security Analyst
Systems Security Administrator
Network Security Engineer
Info. Systems Security Manager
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
2018 Salary
$102,000 - $171,500
$92,750 - $156,000
$97,000 - $163,000
$115,250 - $194,250
$143,250 - $241,000
2019 Salary
$105,000 - $178,250
$93,750 - $159,750
$98,500 - $167,500
$116,000 - $199,750
$148,000 - $270,000
1-Year Change
+ 3.6%
+ 1.9%
+ 2.3%
+ 2.0%
+ 8.8%
pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2018 & 2019 IT Salary Guides

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Information Security Analyst Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$89,320
$42.94
Alaska
$96,390
$46.34
Arizona
$88,270
$42.44
Arkansas
$83,070
$39.94
California
$108,090
$51.97
Colorado
$103,210
$49.62
Connecticut
$95,670
$46.00
Delaware
$103,590
$49.80
District of Columbia
$121,170
$58.25
Florida
$86,630
$41.65
Georgia
$90,940
$43.72
Hawaii
$95,700
$46.01
Idaho
$84,450
$40.60
Illinois
$97,360
$46.81
Indiana
$77,450
$37.24
Iowa
$79,670
$38.30
Kansas
$77,720
$37.36
Kentucky
$83,010
$39.91
Louisiana
$76,710
$36.88
Maine
$110,080
$52.92
Maryland
$107,580
$51.72
Massachusetts
$106,520
$51.21
Michigan
$94,140
$45.26
Minnesota
$95,930
$46.12
Mississippi
$75,500
$36.30
Missouri
$91,630
$44.05
Montana
$60,000
$28.85
Nebraska
$80,830
$38.86
Nevada
$88,300
$42.45
New Hampshire
$100,750
$48.44
New Jersey
$120,020
$57.70
New Mexico
$107,410
$51.64
New York
$118,140
$56.80
North Carolina
$100,650
$48.39
North Dakota
$76,070
$36.57
Ohio
$93,190
$44.80
Oklahoma
$75,760
$36.42
Oregon
$99,480
$47.83
Pennsylvania
$94,810
$45.58
Puerto Rico
$43,920
$21.11
Rhode Island
$107,210
$51.54
South Carolina
$77,770
$37.39
South Dakota
$89,200
$42.88
Tennessee
$82,720
$39.77
Texas
$94,970
$45.66
Utah
$82,430
$39.63
Vermont
$84,360
$40.56
Virginia
$110,450
$53.10
Washington
$106,040
$50.98
West Virginia
$78,680
$37.83
Wisconsin
$75,820
$36.45
Wyoming
$72,180
$34.70
web icon Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Best Paying Cities for Information Security Analysts

Top 5 highest average salaries for information security analysts, by U.S. city or metropolitan area:

  1. New York City and Northern New Jersey: $130,360
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $119,790
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA: $115,880
  4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro: $114,340
  5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA: $108,520
web icon Source: United States Department of Labor

Information Security Salary by Certification

Here are the top five highest paying information security certifications in the U.S.:

  1. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) | ISACA: $118,412
  2. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) | ISACA: $117,395
  3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | $116,900
  4. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | EC-Council: $116,306
  5. Security+ | CompTIA: $81,467
pdf icon Source: 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge

Information Security Salaries by Specialty & Experience

  • Firewall Administrator: $66,000
  • Junior Information Security Analyst: $69,000
  • IT Security Specialist: $83,000
  • Data Security Analyst: $86,000
  • Information Security Analyst: $87,000
  • Computer Forensics Investigator: $88,000
  • Cyber Security Analyst: $88,000
  • Network Security Engineer: $90,000
  • Information Assurance Specialist: $93,000
  • Applications Security Analyst: $96,000
  • Senior Information Security Analyst: $96,000
  • Network Penetration Tester: $107,000
  • Information Security Manager: $110,000
  • Systems Security Administrator: $113,000
  • Lead Digital Forensics Examiner: $115,000
  • Information Security Architect: $126,000
  • Director of Information Security: $143,000
  • Chief Information Security Officer: $145,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

Information Security Wages vs. IT Industry

  • Data Scientist: $128,000
  • Network Architect: $112,000
  • Software Engineer: $108,000
  • Information Security Analyst: $105,000
  • Mobile App Developer: $103,000
  • Computer Scientist: $101,000
  • Hardware Engineer: $99,000
  • Database Administrator: $95,000
  • IT Project Manager: $91,000
  • User Interface Developer: $91,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst: $84,000
  • Video Game Designer: $80,000
  • Web Developer: $76,000
  • Computer Programmer: $72,000
  • Network Administrator: $67,000
  • Help Desk Technician: $43,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

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IT Subject Matter ExpertDaniel Greenspan is an IT education specialist and entrepreneur living in New York City. Working closely with IT professionals, world-class trainers and technology executives since 2005 has given him a unique perspective into the IT job market and the skills and credentials IT professionals need to succeed.


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