Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salary

A Chief Security Officer (CSO) earns an average salary of $112,670 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.

$67,841 - $183,568
(Median)
$68K
$110K
$180K
MEDIAN: $112,670
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$10.14 - $73.97
(Median)
$10
$16
$74
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$67,841 - $183,568  
   
Bonus
$40.85 - $27,714  
Profit Sharing
$12,480  
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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$45,116 - $197,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $73.97  
   
Overtime
$14.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$40.85 - $27,714  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,480  
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).
)
$45,116 - $197,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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 32%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$111,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

Security Risk Management
up arrow 26%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 24%

National Average
$111,000

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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