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Privacy Officer Salary

Privacy Officers in the United States take home an average $70K annually. Most Privacy Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Privacy Officers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,016 - $117,931
(Median)
$46K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,993
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$10.27 - $44.87
(Median)
$10
$22
$45
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,016 - $117,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
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$37,032 - $116,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $44.87  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $30.89  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
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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$37,032 - $116,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Privacy Officer

  • 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HIPAA Compliance and Regulatory Compliance. It is not unusual for someone who knows HIPAA Compliance to be familiar with Regulatory Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Privacy Officer

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $80K.

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Experience Affects Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Privacy Officer Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%