Information Security Manager Salary

Information Security Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Information Security Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $145K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $15K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Information Security Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Information Security Managers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$71,384 - $135,241

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$17.75 - $72.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,384 - $135,241  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $19,626  
Profit Sharing
$0.43 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$72,143 - $144,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $72.05  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $120.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$98.99 - $19,626  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.43 - $14,544  
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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$72,143 - $144,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Information Security Manager

Information security managers are in charge of maintaining security protocols throughout their organizations. They are responsible for creating strategies to increase network and internet security related to different projects. They handle a team of IT professionals to ensure easy access to data while maintaining high standards in terms of confidentiality and general data security. They also often work to find and prevent issues related to software or hardware equipment used by different teams within the company. Information security managers also review current security policies and update requirements in accordance with the sensitivity of the data. They also implement checks to avoid data corruption and identity theft by setting privacy rules. They deploy operating system updates to ensure effective working equipment. They do regular maintenance checks in all servers, switches, routers and other connectivity devices.

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Information Security Manager Tasks

  • Assist in migrating information assets and environments into compliant, secure systems.
  • Manage security testing platforms, including leading forensic investigations and mitigation procedures.
  • Lead security training and communicate policies.
  • Create and execute policy and audit plans, and identify security risks and operation needs.
  • Review configuration and updates to ensure software and infrastructure are protected.

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Popular Skills for Information Security Manager


Information Security Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Computer Security, Security Intrusion Detection, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance. Those educated in IT Security & Infrastructure tend to be well versed in Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $101K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $112K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Information Security Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Information Security Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), St. Louis (+18 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Huntsville is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries



National Average
$106,000



Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries

Computer Security
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Project Management
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Security Risk Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Network Security Management
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Security Testing and Auditing
0%

National Average
$106,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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IT Management
up arrow 2%

IT Risk
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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