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Information Security Manager Salary

Average pay for Information Security Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($102K). Total cash compensation to Information Security Managers bottoms out near $72K and approaches $144K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Information Security Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Information Security Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,103 - $134,456
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$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,548
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$17.62 - $65.05
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,103 - $134,456  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $19,525  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $14,681  
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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$71,816 - $143,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $65.05  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.67 - $19,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $14,681  
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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$71,816 - $143,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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


Information Security Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Computer Security can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Security Intrusion Detection and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 22 percent. Most people familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Manager

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


Information Security Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $83K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $101K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Information Security Managers see a median salary of $111K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Information Security Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Security Managers, 26 percent above the national average. Information Security Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Huntsville. Workers in San Antonio and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries



National Average
$105,000



Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries

Computer Security
up arrow 22%


Project Management
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Security Risk Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Network Security Management
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National Average
$105,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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IT Management
up arrow 2%

IT Risk
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%
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