$155,401
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$20,707

Profit Sharing

$10,286

The average pay for a Chief Information Security Officer is $155,401 per year.

$102,059 - $215,716
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MEDIAN: $155,401
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$42.28 - $109
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$0$255K
Salary $102,059 - $215,716
Bonus $5,022 - $53,120
Profit Sharing $2,980 - $30,639
Total Pay (?
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$103,190 - $255,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 973
Hourly Data $0$108
Hourly Rate $42.28 - $109
Overtime $38.50
Annual Data $0$255K
Bonus $5,022 - $53,120
Profit Sharing $2,980 - $30,639
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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$103,190 - $255,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Chief Information Security Officer

Chief information security officers oversee information systems and company security for their organization. This person is expected to evaluate, report on, and suggest new ideas related to any security threats that the company currently faces, helping protect vital information and strategies. The chief information security officer typically works with a team that he or she has appointed to effectively develop the steps necessary to protect the company’s interests. Further this person must provide advice and leadership related to existing administrative security policies; this could include auditing the current systems in place, as well as directing and implementing new standards.

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Chief Information Security Officer Tasks

  • Maintain procedures, standards, and policies to protect the privacy and integrity of data.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and security policies.
  • Provide information and training regarding information technology and security systems.
  • Develop contingency plans and manage security breaches.
  • Supervise development and application of security procedures and protocols.

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Popular Skills for Chief Information Security Officer


Chief Information Security Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, and CISSP are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Security Testing and Auditing and CISSP. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Policies and Procedures.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Information Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Information Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Information Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Information Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Chief Information Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $168,000 based on 318 salaries. A Chief Information Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $191,000 based on 165 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

20%

17%

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11%

-4%

-9%

National Average: $170,938

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chief Information Security Officers will find that Princeton offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Chief Information Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Philadelphia (+16 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Phoenix (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Chief Information Security Officer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
38%

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Experience Affects Chief Information Security Officer Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$171,000

▼2%

▼20%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Chief Information Security Officer Salaries



National Average
$171,000

Security Policies and Procedures
▼1%

CISSP
▼7%

Security Testing and Auditing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%