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Average Chief Security Officer (CSO) Salary

$145,319
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$23,250
Bonus
$9,916
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The average salary for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) is $145,319.
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$76k
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$145k
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$226k
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What Do Chief Security Officer (CSO)s Do?

Chief Security Officer (CSO) 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.

Job Satisfaction for Chief Security Officer (CSO)

3.8 out of 5
(17)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Chief Security Officer (CSO)s?

Skills in Security Risk Management and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Risk Management / Risk Control and Security Policies and Procedures.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chief Security Officer (CSO)s?

An early career Chief Security Officer (CSO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,394 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Chief Security Officer (CSO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,846 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Chief Security Officer (CSO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $143,642 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $163,646.
Employees with Chief Security Officer (CSO) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (34.6% less), Dallas, Texas (14.7% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 164 survey responses.
Early Career
6.7%
Mid Career
5.5%
Experienced
37.2%
Late Career
50.6%