An Information Security Officer earns an average salary of $88,843 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$54,848 - $128,987
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$55K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,842
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$14.47 - $68.22
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$68
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,848 - $128,987  
   
Bonus
$495.96 - $20,061  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $11,000  
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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$53,813 - $137,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $68.22  
   
Overtime
$26.17 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.96 - $20,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $11,000  
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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$53,813 - $137,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Information Security Officer

Information security officers are primarily responsible for ensuring data security within their organization. They are in charge of implementing effective technology solutions that prevent internal and external malicious users from compromising data integrity. They install a variety of hardware devices such as routers that ensure data protection by requiring credentials before accessing sensitive data. Additionally, information security officers install software applications that filter network traffic to avoid unwanted intrusions.

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Information Security Officer Tasks

  • Oversee training, policies, and practices, including audits, to ensure systems are securely operated.
  • Identify risks by role, software, information type, and other categories and define acceptable and mitigation strategies.
  • Document and communicate policies, queries, vulnerabilities, and current state of the system.
  • Implement and monitor information security requirements, policies, and compliance.
  • Assist with regulatory and data transfer procedures.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,299

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What is it like working as an Information Security Officer?

Information Security Officer in New York:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: After implementing a Information Security and Business Continuity program, there has been a better corporate culture and control of information and processes. The program gives organization importance.
Cons: Hard to gain management support at all times. Feel underpaid for the amount of work that I have completed and continue to do.

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Experience Affects Information Security Officer Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Information Security Officer Salaries


IT Security & Infrastructure
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Network Security Management
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Computer Security
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Security Testing and Auditing
0%

National Average
$89,000

IT Risk
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Disaster Recovery
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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