Information Security Analyst Salary Range

As cyber attacks continue to escalate in frequency, scope and sophistication, organizations are making it a top priority to hire and retain talented security personnel. As a testament to their 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 and data from the leading salary surveys and workforce studies. Use our 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 white-hot field.

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Historic Information Security Analyst Salaries

Salary ranges for information security analysts and related job roles for the past 3 years:

Job Title 2020 Salary 2021 Salary 2022 Salary 2-Year Change
Information Security Analyst $108,250 - $154,000 $112,500 - $159,750 $115,000 - $166,750 + 7.4%
Systems Security Administrator $96,500 - $138,250 $100,000 - $143,500 $103,000 - $147,500 + 6.7%
Network Security Engineer $101,500 - $143,000 $105,500 - $148,250 $109,750 - $153,500 + 7.7%
Information Systems Security Manager $119,500 - $172,250 $124,250 - $179,000 $129,750 - $187,750 + 8.8%
IT Security Architect $116,250 - $150,250 $121,000 - $156,250 $126,250 - $162,500 + 8.3%
pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2020, 2021 & 2022 IT Salary Guides

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Information Security Analyst Salaries by State

US State / Location Average Annual Wage Average Hourly Wage
Alabama
$96,520 $46.40
Alaska
$87,190 $41.92
Arizona
$108,640 $52.23
Arkansas
$96,390 $46.34
California
$135,200 $65.00
Colorado
$109,120 $52.46
Connecticut
$110,140 $52.95
Delaware
$119,420 $57.41
District of Columbia
$124,980 $60.09
Florida
$102,850 $49.45
Georgia
$107,190 $51.53
Hawaii
$119,540 $57.47
Idaho
$99,290 $47.73
Illinois
$112,830 $54.25
Indiana
$86,410 $41.54
Iowa
$125,650 $60.41
Kansas
$91,940 $44.20
Kentucky
$88,070 $42.34
Louisiana
$87,600 $42.12
Maine
$85,730 $41.22
Maryland
$126,110 $60.63
Massachusetts
$112,360 $54.02
Michigan
$94,780 $45.57
Minnesota
$106,280 $51.10
Mississippi
$73,040 $35.11
Missouri
$95,010 $45.68
Montana
$77,910 $37.46
Nebraska
$89,490 $43.03
Nevada
$93,920 $45.15
New Hampshire
$110,370 $53.06
New Jersey
$123,610 $59.43
New Mexico
$119,650 $57.53
New York
$133,210 $64.04
North Carolina
$117,400 $56.44
North Dakota
$83,830 $40.30
Ohio
$98,570 $47.39
Oklahoma
$88,770 $42.68
Oregon
$110,740 $53.24
Pennsylvania
$96,400 $46.35
Puerto Rico
$51,600 $24.81
Rhode Island
$102,310 $49.19
South Carolina
$96,310 $46.31
South Dakota
$99,040 $47.62
Tennessee
$95,350 $45.84
Texas
$101,800 $48.94
Utah
$100,580 $48.36
Vermont
$86,548 $44.62
Virginia
$121,940 $58.62
Washington
$123,550 $59.40
West Virginia
$91,160 $43.83
Wisconsin
$93,860 $45.13
Wyoming
$79,398 $38.17
web icon Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Paying Cities for Information Security Analysts

These cities and metropolitan areas pay the highest average salaries to information security analysts:

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $150,820
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA: $149,250
  3. New York City Tri-State Area, NY-NJ-PA: $134,390
  4. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD: $130,580
  5. Washington DC Metro Area, DC-VA-MD-WV: $129,110
  6. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA: $127,550
web icon Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Information Security Salary by Certification

Here are the top five highest paying information security certifications in the US:

  1. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) | ISACA: $148,336
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | (ISC)2: $147,885
  3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) | ISACA: $146,880
  4. Certified Information Security Administrator (CISA) | ISACA: $132,026
  5. Security+ | CompTIA: $107,947
pdf icon Source: 2021 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge

Information Security Salary by Specialty & Experience

  • Digital Forensics Examiner: $71,000
  • Junior Information Security Analyst: $76,000
  • Firewall Administrator: $82,000
  • Data Security Analyst: $98,000
  • Cyber Security Analyst: $98,000
  • IT Security Specialist: $102,000
  • Information Security Analyst: $104,000
  • Systems Security Administrator: $108,000
  • Information Assurance Manager: $112,000
  • Ethical Hacker / Pen Tester: $115,000
  • Network Security Engineer: $118,000
  • Applications Security Engineer: $130,000
  • Director of Information Security: $137,000
  • Information Security Manager: $144,000
  • Senior Information Security Analyst: $145,000
  • Information Security Architect: $146,000
  • Chief Information Security Officer: $204,000
web icon Source: Glassdoor.com

Information Security Wages vs. IT Industry

  • Systems Architect: $147,901
  • Cloud Engineer: $140,571
  • Cyber Security Engineer: $135,059
  • Data Architect: $128,835
  • Data Scientist: $120,650
  • Software Developer: $120,204
  • DevOps Engineer: $119,201
  • IT Project Manager: $118,517
  • Systems Engineer: $112,407
  • Database Administrator: $111,362
  • Cyber Security Analyst: $102,253
  • Business Intelligence Analyst: $101,497
  • Web Developer: $98,912
  • Computer Programmer: $97,320
  • Network Engineer: $93,373
  • Application Support Engineer: $91,176
  • Systems Administrator: $88,642
  • Data Analyst: $84,779
pdf icon Source: 2022 Tech Salary Report by Dice.com

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+
    • TestOut Network Pro, Security Pro & Pro PC
  • Gain the Skills and Credentials to Pursue Jobs in Cyber Security and Network Management
  • Information Security Tools and Techniques
  • Design, Build & Manage Secure IT Networks
  • Cyber Security Policy and Risk Management
  • IT Service and Process Management
 

Master of Science in Network Defense

  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) & Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA)
    • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Assess, Develop and Implement Cyber Security Solutions & Infrastructure
  • Advanced Training in Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing & System Hardening
  • National Security Agency (NSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Approved
 

Master's in Technology Management

  • Prepare for Leadership Roles in Business and Information Technology
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security Threats & Countermeasures
  • Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers
  • Globalization and the Modern IT Workforce
  • Computer Systems Analysis Tools & Techniques
  • Wield Emerging Technologies and IT Personnel to Achieve Business Goals
  • No GRE or GMAT Required for Admission
 
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