The average pay for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) is $131,298 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.

$64,735 - $200,000
$65K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $131,298
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$13.84 - $67.02
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MEDIAN: $16.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$64,735 - $200,000  
   
Bonus
$38.78 - $37,095  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,428 - $229,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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
$38.78 - $37,095  
   
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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$46,428 - $229,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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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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Key Stats for Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
49%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$131,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 74%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 28%

Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$131,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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