Information Security Manager Salary (United States)

Information Security Managers in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($102,341) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Residency and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. The vast majority of Information Security Managers (87 percent) are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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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$68,796 - $142,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 811
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
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 (?
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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$68,796 - $142,466  
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

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 Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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.
For Information Security Managers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. New salaries start at $83K and reach $100K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, workers enjoy a boost in pay; earnings increase to six figures, hovering around $108K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Information Security Managers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $119K. Information Security Managers with 10 to 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with one to 10 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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National Average
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San Antonio
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Security Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Houston, Boston, and Los Angeles, where Information Security Managers typically earn around 20 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries

National Average
$102,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries

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IT Management
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National Average
$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%