Information Security Officer Salary

The average salary for an Information Security Officer is $89,305 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in HIPAA Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$55,761 - $133,782
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MEDIAN: $90,284
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$14.55 - $69.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,761 - $133,782  
   
Bonus
$965 - $19,756  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,365  
Total Pay (?
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$55,213 - $140,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 691
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $69.17  
   
Overtime
$47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$965 - $19,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,365  
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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$55,213 - $140,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • Implement and monitor information security requirements, policies, and compliance.
  • Assist with regulatory and data transfer procedures.
  • Document and communicate policies, queries, vulnerabilities, and current state of the system.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Officer

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 241 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 254 salaries. An experienced Information Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 330 salaries. An Information Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,828

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Information Security Officer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Information Security Officer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Information Security Officer Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

National Average
$91,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Information Security Officer Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
▲11%





Network Security Management
▲2%


National Average
$91,000

IT Risk
▼6%

Security Intrusion Detection
▼13%

Disaster Recovery
▼14%

Regulatory Compliance
▼14%

Project Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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