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Information Security Analysts in California

Considering a career as an Information Security Analyst in California?

28.4% Jobs Projection
$109,200 Median Salary
840 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Information Security Analysts in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Information Security Analysts in California is growing faster than average.

  • Information Security Analysts in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Information Security Analysts Work in California?

There were approximately 7,830 workers employed as Information Security Analysts in this state in 2018.

There were 8,470 Information Security Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 640 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 980 Information Security Analysts working in it, which means California has more Information Security Analysts than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Information Security Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 28.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 28.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 840 annual job openings, and a total of 10,400 jobs for California Information Security Analysts in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,400 annual jobs and 128,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Information Security Analysts Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Information Security Analysts ranged from $58,670 to $163,110 with $109,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.21 to $78.42. The median hourly rate was $52.5.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $52.11 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.39.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Information Security Analysts

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Information Security Analysts.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,640 $100,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,010 $117,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,150 $118,160
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 700 $97,440
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 250 $114,260
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 230 n/a
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 $113,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 90 $104,450
Bakersfield, CA 60 $89,760
Fresno, CA 30 $77,520

Top States for Information Security Analysts Employment

View the list below to see where most Information Security Analysts work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia 14,180 $108,580
Texas 8,520 $100,490
California 7,830 $109,200
New York 6,930 $113,650
Florida 5,600 $89,160
Maryland 4,990 $109,750
Illinois 3,780 $95,950
Colorado 3,590 $98,090
North Carolina 3,570 $103,470
Ohio 3,530 $89,370
New Jersey 3,480 $118,760
Massachusetts 3,260 $103,740
Pennsylvania 2,960 $95,580
Georgia 2,910 $90,600
Missouri 2,850 $86,460
Minnesota 2,690 $95,360
Washington 2,690 $105,080
Arizona 2,570 $93,370
Tennessee 1,680 $79,770
District of Columbia 1,660 $117,850

Below are the states where Information Security Analysts get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $118,760
District of Columbia $117,850
New York $113,650
Maryland $109,750
California $109,200
Virginia $108,580
Connecticut $107,670
Rhode Island $107,670
Washington $105,080
Delaware $104,550

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