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Profit Sharing


Salaries for Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($168K) per year. Total cash compensation to Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers bottoms out near $129K and approaches $283K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $60K from bonuses and almost $89K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well.

$125,802 - $242,736
MEDIAN: $167,884

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Salary $125,802 - $242,736
Bonus $5,896 - $61,311
Profit Sharing $4,470 - $49,316
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$128,687 - $282,618
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 376

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.


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.

Chief Information Security Officer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $188,064

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

Home to some of the best pay for Late-Career Chief Information Security Officers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 16 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Chief Information Security Officer


4 %
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Chief Information Security Officer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.


4 %
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 6%