Median pay for Privacy Officers in the United States is around $67K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Privacy Officers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$46,032 - $116,535
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$46K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,928
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$10.00 - $45.68
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,032 - $116,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$4,150  
Total Pay (?
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$42,035 - $122,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $45.68  
   
Overtime
$20.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,150  
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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$42,035 - $122,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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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 $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. On average, Privacy Officers make $78K following one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $77K.

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Experience Affects Privacy Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Privacy Officer Salaries


HIPAA Compliance
0%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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