Salary for Information Security Analysts

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Information security analysts educate computer users regarding organizational security policies, erect firewalls and encrypt data transmissions to prevent security risks, and counsel information security policy violators in order to prevent the recurrence of policy violations. Other duties of individuals in this position include modifying system files to increase security, monitoring virus reports, and monitoring data file access and use in order to mitigate security risks. These professionals may also devise information security plans and conduct educational seminars regarding computer safety for users. Bachelor's degrees are generally required for this position, as is in-depth knowledge of computer security.

An Information Security Analyst usually receives a compensation between 64000 to 96000 based on experience and education levels. Information Security Analysts can expect wages of Eighty Thousand Six Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Information Security Analysts can expect the most salary in New Jersey, where they get average wages of approximately $89830. Employees in this career can expect the most salary in Wholesale Trade, where they get average compensation of $85600.

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Information Security Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $85,600
Wholesale Trade $83,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $82,520
Finance and Insurance $81,690
Information $80,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises $80,470
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $51,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $63,700
Educational Services $65,800
Public Administration $65,900
Other Services (except Public Administration) $66,680
Retail Trade $68,940
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