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Information Security Officer Salary (United States)

Information Security Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $85K annually on average but can range from $48K to $143K per year. Final cash compensation to Information Security Officers varies from around $48K to approximately $143K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $23K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Information Security Officers are largely men, dominating the profession at 84 percent. Most Information Security Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,065 - $134,205  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 738
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $47.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.67  
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
$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  
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

Information Security Officers usually report a few specific 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. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed 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.
For many Information Security Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $81K. Information Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $100K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $112K. Information Security Officers with 10 to 20 years in the field are most commonly found while those with one to 10 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Information Security Officers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Information Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+25 percent), Miami (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Information Security Officers earning much less — 39 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Huntsville and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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

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%