Privacy Officer Salary
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.
Job Description for Privacy Officer
A bachelor's degree in a related field is generally required for privacy officer positions, and a law degree may also be required or preferred. Previous experience in a similar role is typically required or preferred as well. Privacy officers also need to be self-motivated, have strong management skills and have a strong commitment to maintaining privacy within their organization.
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.