Mid-Career Information Security Specialists pull down an average of $82K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $56K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Information Security Specialists spread between $48K and $119K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,063 - $112,575
$50K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,598
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$17.84 - $53.12
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,063 - $112,575  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,311  
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $56,224  
Total Pay (?
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$48,309 - $119,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.84 - $53.12  
   
Overtime
$37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,311  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $56,224  
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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$48,309 - $119,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Key Stats for Information Security Specialist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
5-9 years
78%
10-19 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Information Security Specialist Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 12%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 5%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 1%

Network Security Management
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National Average
$82,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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