Information Security Manager Salary (United States)

Information Security Manager in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary—around $102,341 per year. Total cash compensation varies from around $69,004 to approximately $132,811; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19,400 and $12,255, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Information Security Managers (87 percent) are men. Job satisfaction for Information Security Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Information Security Manager Salary (?
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$69,004 - $132,811
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MEDIAN: $99,285
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Information Security Manager Salary (?
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$14.88 - $61.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,004 - $132,811  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $19,400  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$68,796 - $142,466  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $61.53  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$101.01 - $19,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$68,796 - $142,466  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Intrusion Detection, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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.
For many Information Security Managers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Though starting salaries approximate $83K, they climb to $100K after five to 10 years. After one to two decades on the job, workers bring in a six-figure salary around $108K. After 20 years of work in the field, Information Security Managers typically earn $119K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. The largest number of Information Security Managers have 10 to 20 years of experience, followed by those with one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
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Information Security Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Houston, Boston, and Los Angeles, where Information Security Managers annually earn 20 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. In San Antonio, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries

National Average
$102,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
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IT Management
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$102,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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