Privacy Officer Salary

Median pay for Privacy Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Privacy Officers making up 73 percent. For the most part, Privacy Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,993 - $125,522
$49K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $72,610
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50%
90%

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$19.48 - $32.19
$19
$25
$32
MEDIAN: $25.27
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$0$125K
Salary $48,993 - $125,522
Bonus $1,021 - $24,468
Total Pay (?
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$48,170 - $125,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $19.48 - $32.19
Overtime $45.12
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $1,021 - $24,468
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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$48,170 - $125,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Privacy Officer

Pay by Experience for a Privacy Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Privacy Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Privacy Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Privacy Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 23 salaries. A Privacy Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Privacy Officer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Privacy Officer Salaries

▲40%

Late-Career
▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$69,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Privacy Officer Salaries


National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%
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