Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salary

The average pay for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) is $124,882 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Risk Management.

$73,293 - $183,348
MEDIAN: $124,882

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$73,293 - $183,348  
$1,973 - $39,565  
Profit Sharing
$7,000 - $29,000  
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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).
$55,787 - $212,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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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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

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Risk Management
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Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


10 %
90 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%