The average pay for an Information Security Officer is $85,772 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Security Risk Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Information Security Officer Total Pay (?
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$48,847 - $134,159
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MEDIAN: $85,772
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Information Security Officer Total Pay (?
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$11.03 - $47.40
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,847 - $134,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,612  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,946  
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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$47,851 - $143,558  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 697
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $47.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,612  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,946  
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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$47,851 - $143,558  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 697
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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 by Experience Level for Information Security Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$85,000
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Experience Affects Information Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Officer Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$85,000
Computer Security
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 208 votes.
Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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