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Careers in Criminal Justice: Information Security Analysts



Information Security Analysts


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Quick Facts: Information Security Analysts
2020 Median Pay $103,590 per year
$49.80 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 141,200
Job Outlook, 2020-30 33% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 47,100

What Information Security Analysts Do

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

Work Environment

Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.

How to Become an Information Security Analyst

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer to hire analysts with experience in a related occupation.


The median annual wage for information security analysts was $103,590 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 16,300 openings for information security analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

State & Area Data

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More Information, Including Links to O*NET

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, Accessed 16 Dec. 2021.

Last Modified Date: Monday, December 13, 2021

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