|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|
|Number of Jobs, 2020||141,200|
|Job Outlook, 2020-30||33% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2020-30||47,100|
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.
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.
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.
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