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.
|Salary||$125,802 - $242,736|
|Bonus||$5,896 - $61,311|
|Profit Sharing||$4,470 - $49,316|
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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).)
|$128,687 - $282,618|
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.Read More...
Generally, employers require or prefer at least a bachelor's degree in information security, computer science, or a related field; a master's degree may be required or preferred. At least seven to 10 years’ experience with information technology (IT) security is also needed. Additionally, strong communication and organizational skills are required, as well as a willingness to adopt a flexible schedule, as security threats may arise at any time. An advanced understanding of IT systems and computer programming is required for this position, as these professionals are essential in maintaining the company's privacy and proprietary data. Additionally, chief information security officers must be able to stay up to date with the evolving demands of technological infrastructure. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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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Pay Difference by 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.
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