The average salary for an Information Security Specialist is $72,902 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Policies and Procedures, Security Intrusion Detection, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Information Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$45,458 - $100,215
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$15.91 - $70.00
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$45,458 - $100,215  
   
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$0.00 - $9,300  
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$46,198 - $101,842  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Hourly Rate
$15.91 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$31.25 - $45.78  
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$0.00 - $9,300  
   
Total Pay (?
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$46,198 - $101,842  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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Experience Affects Information Security Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Information Security Specialist Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 34%
Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 30%
Security Risk Management
up arrow 25%
Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 22%
Computer Security
up arrow 10%
IT Security & Infrastructure
0%
National Average
$73,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.
Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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