Mid-Career Information Security Specialists can expect wages of $80K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Information Security Specialists approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Information Security Specialists is high. Male Mid-Career Information Security Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,446 - $109,918
$50K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,198
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$17.91 - $52.87
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,446 - $109,918  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,534  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $9,933  
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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$48,842 - $114,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.91 - $52.87  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $9,933  
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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$48,842 - $114,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Key Stats for Information Security Specialist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
077
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Information Security Specialist Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 16%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 13%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 4%

Network Security Management
up arrow 4%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 2%

Security Risk Management
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National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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