Median pay for Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers is around $162K annually. Total cash compensation to Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers approaches anywhere from $124K on the lower end to $275K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $58K from bonuses and upwards of $36K from profit sharing. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$121,387 - $244,271
MEDIAN: $162,373

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$121,387 - $244,271  
$5,195 - $57,657  
Profit Sharing
$2,909 - $36,065  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$124,441 - $274,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $181,659

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Home to some of the best pay for Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego.

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Skills That Affect Chief Information Security Officer Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Risk Management
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


2 %
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 5%