How Much Do IT Analysts Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

IT Analysts

IT Analysts plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$107580 per year
Hourly wage
$52 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$60,060 to $78,440 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$29 to $38 per hour

Entry-level Information Security Analysts with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $60,060 to $78,440 per year or $29 to $38 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Information Security Analysts to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $79 $163,300
Senior (Top 25%) $64 $132,890
Middle (Mid 50%) $50 $103,590
Junior (Bottom 25%) $38 $78,440
No experience (Bottom 10%) $29 $60,060

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $61 $125,990
NY $61 $125,920
NJ $59 $123,280
DC $57 $119,460
VA $56 $116,920
DE $55 $115,420
TX $55 $113,400
WA $54 $112,480
MD $54 $111,310
NM $53 $111,130

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Information Security Analyst is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid IT Analysts are in the states of CA, NY, NJ, DC and VA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $132150 $63.54
Other Information Services $131050 $63.00
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $128330 $61.70
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $127150 $61.13
Legal Services $125980 $60.57
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $125770 $60.46
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $125730 $60.45
Scientific Research and Development Services $124500 $59.86
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $120250 $57.81
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets $118360 $56.91
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $118250 $56.85
Software Publishers $117260 $56.38
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $116260 $55.89
Natural Gas Distribution $116130 $55.83
Social Advocacy Organizations $115520 $55.54
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $115440 $55.50
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $114930 $55.26
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $114810 $55.20
Radio and Television Broadcasting $114500 $55.05
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $113580 $54.61
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $113460 $54.55
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $113240 $54.44
Nonresidential Building Construction $112750 $54.21
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $111920 $53.81
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $111400 $53.56
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $110910 $53.32
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $110510 $53.13
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $110490 $53.12
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $110440 $53.10
Oil and Gas Extraction $110310 $53.04

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