The average pay for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) is $122,075 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Risk Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

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MEDIAN: $122,074
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$65,541 - $193,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,622  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,540 - $220,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.16  
   
Overtime
$16.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,622  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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).
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$46,540 - $220,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Chief security officers (CSO) are generally responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment within a company, which involves ensuring protection of the company’s assets, information, and employees. They are also responsible for coordinating crisis/security management programs and efforts throughout the company and informing all employees of changes to the company's security policies.

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Chief Security Officer (CSO) Tasks

  • 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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$127,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 43%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 27%

National Average
$127,000

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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