Information Security Officer Salary (United States)

The majority of Information Security Officers in the United States—just under three-fifths—boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $47,725 to $143,393 per year and typically amount to $84,516 annually. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Men make up the vast majority of Information Security Officers (84 percent). Most Information Security Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Information Security Officer Salary (?
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$49,065 - $134,205
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MEDIAN: $85,298
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Information Security Officer Salary (?
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$10.90 - $47.40
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$49,065 - $134,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,502  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $7,891  
Total Pay (?
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$47,725 - $143,393  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 738
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $47.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.67  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $7,891  
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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$47,725 - $143,393  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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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Popular Skills for Information Security Officer

Survey takers who work as Information Security Officers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Security Policies and Procedures are similarly competent in IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Information Security Officers increases steadily with experience. New salaries start at $62K and reach $81K in five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $100K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Information Security Officers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $112K. The majority of Information Security Officers have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with one to 10 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$85,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Security Officers, 45 percent higher than the national average. Information Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+25 percent), Miami (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 39 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Huntsville and Dallas earn less than others in this profession; their -20 percent and -6 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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