Privacy Officer Salary

The average Privacy Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $69K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Privacy Officers are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Privacy Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,076 - $115,152
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$45K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,428
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$10.15 - $44.69
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$45
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,076 - $115,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,149  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$37,092 - $116,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $44.69  
   
Overtime
$26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$37,092 - $116,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Privacy Officer

A privacy officer is responsible for ensuring that all departments within their company follow company privacy practices and perform privacy-related departmental audits. They may have to represent the company in legal proceedings related to possible violations of privacy policy. The privacy officer position also requires expertise with computer systems, as audits must be conducted on computer and physical storage. Other tasks performed by the privacy officer include ensuring that document disposal procedures have been established and are being followed correctly by all departments and employees, as well as interacting with employees at all levels of the company on privacy issues and training department heads on following current privacy rules and any new procedures and policies. Privacy officers may also travel to attend conventions and training, advising managers in their organization about needed updates to privacy-related rules and procedures. Additionally, they submit proposals on how to improve current practices, including how to make them more cost-effective.

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Privacy Officer Tasks

  • Respond to breaches and privacy problems, working to mitigate exposure.
  • Train and educate staff and vendors on privacy policies, explaining consequences.
  • Assist with and conduct risk assessments and risk reduction strategies.
  • Audit compliance to privacy policies, reporting on findings.
  • Answer questions about privacy, regulations, laws, and reporting.

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Survey takers who work as Privacy Officers usually report a few specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and HIPAA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HIPAA Compliance. Those with knowledge of HIPAA Compliance tend to be skilled in Regulatory Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Privacy Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $77K. Privacy Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. Privacy Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Privacy Officer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Privacy Officer Salaries

National Average
$66,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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