Privacy Officer Salary

The average Privacy Officer in the United States earns approximately $70K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are far more female Privacy Officers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Privacy Officers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,026 - $116,670

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$10.12 - $44.81

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,026 - $116,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
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$36,534 - $116,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $44.81  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $30.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
   
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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$36,534 - $116,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Privacy Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Regulatory Compliance and HIPAA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HIPAA Compliance. HIPAA Compliance and Regulatory Compliance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Privacy Officer

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. Privacy Officers bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
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 17 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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