Information Security Manager Salary

Information Security Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $106K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $20K, total cash payment to Information Security Managers can bottom out at $73K or peak near $151K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. The vast majority (87 percent) of Information Security Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Information Security Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$73,158 - $140,788
$73K
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MEDIAN: $106,115
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$11.92 - $71.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,158 - $140,788  
   
Bonus
$968 - $20,037  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $19,280  
Total Pay (?
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$72,688 - $151,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 832
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Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $71.67  
   
Overtime
$51.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$968 - $20,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $19,280  
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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$72,688 - $151,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Manager


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Though some Information Security Managers move into positions like Chief Information Security Officer (where the average salary is $157K), this progression is not the norm. An Information Security Officer role is the most common promotion for Information Security Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $87K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Information Security Managers is a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security position, where earnings are usually $116K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Manager


U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Army, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Deloitte & Touche LLP are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Information Security Managers. For Information Security Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Northrop Grumman Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $120K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Information Security Manager


Information Security Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Cyber Security, Regulatory Compliance, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include IT Risk. For most people, competency in IT Security & Infrastructure indicates knowledge of Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Manager

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Information Security Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 496 salaries. An Information Security Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 125 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,241

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For Information Security Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Security Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Information Security Managers is geography, with workers in Cleveland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Huntsville (20 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Information Security Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Security Manager?

Information Security Manager in Washington:
"Overview."
Pros: Drilling down into an organization and finding out about their security posture. Seeing how best both organizations can work together to accomplish a shared goal.
Cons: Internal politics.

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Key Stats for Information Security Manager

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$109,000

▼7%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries








Risk Management / Risk Control
▲1%

Network Security Management
▼0%

Security Testing and Auditing
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$109,000


IT Risk
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%