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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 $101K per year. Overall cash earnings for Information Security Managers stretch from $71K on the lower end to $143K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Information Security Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Information Security Managers are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,597 - $134,299
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,220
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$14.84 - $63.02
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$63
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$70,597 - $134,299  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $19,594  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $11,836  
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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$71,433 - $143,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 946
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $63.02  
   
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
$102.13 - $19,594  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $11,836  
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).
)
$71,433 - $143,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Security Intrusion Detection, Security Risk Management, Project Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Most people experienced in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Inexperienced workers earn around $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $100K. Information Security Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $110K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Information Security Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Information Security Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Huntsville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers pay around 13 percent less in San Antonio and 4 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries



National Average
$105,000



Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries


Security Risk Management
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Project 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 1%

IT Risk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 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
53%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%