Information Security Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Information Security Specialist is $74,825 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Intrusion Detection, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Information Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$45,313 - $108,510
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MEDIAN: $74,825
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Information Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$15.10 - $64.56
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$45,313 - $108,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
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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$45,851 - $114,622  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$25.24 - $41.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
   
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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$45,851 - $114,622  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Job Description for Information Security Specialist

Information security specialists are in charge of developing and implementing security measures for their organization. They are responsible for analyzing existing security procedures and suggesting changes to upper management for increased efficient and extra security. Information security specialists present their findings to managers and recommend new technologies or policy modifications. They also research security measures and concerns to develop effective strategies to mitigate security risks, as well as develop systems and techniques to handle sensitive information in a confidential way.
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Information Security Specialist Tasks
  • Coordinate with other departments to promote awareness and training on security protocols.
  • Implement, monitor, and maintain policies and standards for information technology-related controls.
  • Design audits of computer systems to ensure operational security and protection from attack.
  • Oversee and monitor routine administration of the information security department.

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Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Specialist

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Pay Difference By Location

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$75,000
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Experience Affects Information Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Specialist Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Computer Security
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National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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