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Information Security Manager Salary

Average pay for an Information Security Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $103K per year. In the world of Information Security Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $70K and $143K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $12K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Information Security Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Information Security Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$69,685 - $133,009
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$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,215
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$14.81 - $61.82
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$15
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$62
MEDIAN: $29.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,685 - $133,009  
   
Bonus
$101.19 - $19,390  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $12,164  
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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$69,984 - $142,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 867
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Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $61.82  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $89.70  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$101.19 - $19,390  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $12,164  
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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$69,984 - $142,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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


Survey results suggest that Information Security Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Security Intrusion Detection, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. It is often found that people who know IT Security & Infrastructure are also skilled 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $82K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $108K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Information Security Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Security Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Huntsville, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Denver (13 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries



IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Risk
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National Average
$103,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%