The average salary for information security professionals is $74,000 per year, according to the American Information Security Association.
That means the average information security professional can expect to make about $3.7 million in their lifetime.
The information security industry has been growing steadily for years and has grown from its current position as a niche industry to an important part of the workforce.
The rise of the information security profession in the past decade has been remarkable, with employers increasingly looking to fill jobs in the field.
In 2016, the average salary of an information security analyst was $85,000, according the Association of Information Security Professionals.
That’s up from $55,000 in 2015, according it.
The median salary for a senior information security contractor was $91,000.
The number of information security positions has increased dramatically in the last decade.
More than 8.7 percent of the jobs in information security in 2016 were in information technology, compared to just 3.5 percent in 2001, according an industry-wide survey by the American Technology Security Association (ATSIA).
The average salary in information protection and security has also increased dramatically over the past five years.
In 2016, an information protection analyst earned $80,000 while the median income was $73,000 and the median salary was $70,000 last year.
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