Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salary

A Chief Security Officer (CSO) earns an average salary of $111,977 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Risk Management and IT Security & Infrastructure. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$76,692 - $178,274

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$76,692 - $178,274  
$1,949 - $28,177  
Profit Sharing
$7,000 - $13,481  
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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).
$42,485 - $192,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Chief Security Officer (CSO)

  • Develop contingency plans and manage security breaches.
  • Supervise development and application of security procedures and protocols.
  • Provide information and training regarding information technology and security systems.
  • Maintain procedures, standards, and policies to protect the privacy and integrity of data.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and security policies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Security Officer (CSO)

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Experience Affects Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

Security Risk Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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National Average

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

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


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%