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

Starting salary ranges for information security analysts and related job roles from 2015 through 2017:

 Job Title
Info Security Analyst
Systems Security Administrator
Network Security Engineer
Info. Systems Security Manager
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
2015 Salary
$106,250 - $149,000
$100,000 - $140,250
$105,000 - $141,500
$122,250 - $171,250
$134,250 - $204,750
2016 Salary
$113,500 - $160,000
$105,500 - $149,500
$110,250 - $152,750
$129,750 - $182,000
$140,250 - $222,500
2017 Salary
$118,250 - $169,000
$110,500 - $157,500
$115,500 - $162,500
$136,000 - $191,750
$145,250 - $ 236,750
2-Year Change
+ 12.5%
+ 11.6%
+ 12.8%
+ 11.7%
+ 12.7%

Salary-boosting skill sets for the information security wages above:

  • Add 7% for Cisco network administration
  • Add 7% for Linux and Unix administration
  • Add 6% for Checkpoint Firewall administration
  • Add 6% for (ISC)2 CISSP Certification holders
pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2015, 2016 & 2017 IT Salary Guides

Information Security Analyst Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$74,460
$35.80
Alaska
$77,350
$37.19
Arizona
$84,880
$40.81
Arkansas
$66,380
$31.91
California
$97,990
$47.11
Colorado
$81,680
$39.27
Connecticut
$82,220
$39.53
Delaware
$98,380
$47.30
District of Columbia
$92,940
$44.68
Florida
$77,430
$37.22
Georgia
$82,080
$39.46
Hawaii
$78,550
$37.76
Idaho
$73,900
$35.53
Illinois
$84,150
$40.46
Indiana
$86,580
$41.63
Iowa
$70,040
$33.67
Kansas
$72,030
$34.63
Kentucky
$68,790
$33.07
Louisiana
$65,010
$31.26
Maine
$66,750
$32.09
Maryland
$100,230
$48.19
Massachusetts
$96,850
$46.56
Michigan
$77,720
$37.37
Minnesota
$85,560
$41.13
Mississippi
$57,960
$27.86
Missouri
$71,150
$34.21
Montana
$56,210
$27.02
Nebraska
$75,810
$36.45
Nevada
$79,080
$38.02
New Hampshire
$97,910
$47.07
New Jersey
$96,710
$46.50
New Mexico
$79,240
$38.09
New York
$112,430
$54.05
North Carolina
$84,860
$40.80
North Dakota
$59,780
$28.74
Ohio
$85,870
$41.28
Oklahoma
$65,120
$31.31
Oregon
$64,750
$31.13
Pennsylvania
$84,040
$40.41
Puerto Rico
$45,760
$22.00
Rhode Island
$94,990
$45.67
South Carolina
$67,160
$32.29
South Dakota
$84,920
$40.83
Tennessee
$75,980
$36.53
Texas
$85,740
$41.22
Utah
$81,340
$39.11
Vermont
$63,040
$30.31
Virginia
$101,250
$48.68
Washington
$95,610
$45.97
West Virginia
$69,550
$33.44
Wisconsin
$70,840
$34.06
Wyoming
$60,120
$29.10
web icon Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying Cities for Information Security Analysts

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

  1. New York City and Northern New Jersey: $117,900
  2. San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA: $115,700
  3. Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD: $111,000
  4. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: $110,100
  5. Framingham, Massachusetts: $109,600
  6. Long Island, NY (Nassau & Suffolk): $104,300
  7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: $103,380
  8. Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA: $102,570
  9. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $99,600
  10. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH: $98,800
web icon Source: United States Department of Labor

Information Security Analyst Salary by Certification

  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP): $102,292
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): $103,297
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC): $122,954
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): $122,291
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): $113,320
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): $121,923
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP): $129,859
  • Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA): $99,783
  • CISSP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP): $132,960
  • CompTIA Security+: $81,467
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) v8: $103,783
  • F5 Certified Technology Specialist: $104,556
  • Other IT Security Certifications: $111,122
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP): $104,025
pdf icon Source: 2016 IT 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

  • Help Desk / Tech Support: $57,286
  • Network Operations: $69,993
  • System Operations: $71,002
  • Web Design / Development: $76,781
  • Database Management / Development: $83,752
  • Network Engineering: $86,158
  • Business Analysis: $86,809
  • Systems Engineering: $89,554
  • Business Application Development: $92,037
  • Project / Program Management: $98,607
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Management: $101,390
  • Business Technology: $101,663
  • Information Security: $104,949
  • IT Architecture: $113,499
  • Cloud Computing: $115,826
pdf icon Source: 2016 IT Salary Report by Global Knowledge

InfoSec Analyst Training

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IT Security Training Program

Course Highlights & Certifications

AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Associate
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Provides the Skills and Credentials for Entry-Level Jobs in Network Management & Security
  • Network Design and Administration Training
  • IT Systems Security and Penetration Testing
  • Microsoft Windows Server/Desktop Support
  • Secure Web Design and Software Development

Bachelor's - Cyber and Network Security

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • CompTIA A+, Network+, Cloud+ & Security+
    • Cisco CCNA and CCNA Security
    • Multiple Microsoft Windows Client/Server Certs
  • Design, Secure & Support Enterprise Networks
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Firewall Management & Intrusion Detection
  • IT Risk Management and Disaster Recovery

M.S.I.T. Security Management

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's
  • Design, Implement and Manage Enterprise Information Security Systems
  • Windows, Linux and Unix Security Training
  • Contingency Plans and Disaster Recovery
  • Develop IT Security Policy and Procedure
  • Learn Enterprise Risk Analysis Techniques
  • Internet Systems and Applications Security
  • Cyber Crime Scene Investigation & Forensics

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