$110,048
Avg. Salary
$43.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,827

Bonus

$4,578

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Information Security Manager is $43.68 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Security Manager is $110,048 per year.

$19.73
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$87.17
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MEDIAN $43.68
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$146k
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MEDIAN $110,048
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$0$156K
Salary $75,363 - $145,591
Bonus $1,860 - $20,391
Profit Sharing $991 - $15,765
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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$74,910 - $156,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,806
Hourly Data $0$87
Hourly Rate $19.73 - $87.17
Overtime $51.95
Annual Data $0$156K
Bonus $1,860 - $20,391
Profit Sharing $991 - $15,765
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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$74,910 - $156,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Information Security Manager

Information security managers are in charge of maintaining security protocols throughout their organizations. They are responsible for creating strategies to increase network and internet security related to different projects. They handle a team of IT professionals to ensure easy access to data while maintaining high standards in terms of confidentiality and general data security. They also often work to find and prevent issues related to software or hardware equipment used by different teams within the company. Information security managers also review current security policies and update requirements in accordance with the sensitivity of the data. They also implement checks to avoid data corruption and identity theft by setting privacy rules. They deploy operating system updates to ensure effective working equipment. They do regular maintenance checks in all servers, switches, routers and other connectivity devices.

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Information Security Manager Tasks
  • Create and execute policy and audit plans, and identify security risks and operation needs.
  • Review configuration and updates to ensure software and infrastructure are protected.
  • Lead security training and communicate policies.
  • Assist in migrating information assets and environments into compliant, secure systems.
  • Manage security testing platforms, including leading forensic investigations and mitigation procedures.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Manager


U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Corporation, U.S. Army, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Deloitte & Touche LLP are all popular places to work. For Information Security Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Northrop Grumman Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $120K, the highest in the area.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Manager


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While not commonly seen, Information Security Managers who transition into a Chief Information Security Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Chief Information Security Officers is $157K per year. The most common promotion for Information Security Managers is an Information Security Officer position, which usually brings in $87K a year. Another standard transition for Information Security Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security role, where pay is often $116K.

Information Security Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Information Security Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Cyber Security, Regulatory Compliance, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include IT Risk and Security Policies and Procedures. Most people familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also know Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Manager

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Information Security Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 496 salaries. An Information Security Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 125 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,470

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

For those looking to make money, Information Security Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Information Security Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), New York (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Information Security Managers in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Huntsville (22 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

Information Security Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Security Manager?

Information Security Manager in San Diego:
Pros: The Culture
Cons: Cost of living

Information Security Manager in Washington:
"The pay could be better aligned to match workload."
Pros: Northrop Grumman is an OK company to work for I like the winter shutdown I believe that's great.
Cons: I'm not fairly paid to be honest.

Information Security Manager in Wharton:
Pros: Like the developmental environment, feel my work is important.
Cons: To much other duties as assigned, management does not understand my job or tasks, working around stakeholders.

Information Security Manager in Washington:
"Overview."
Pros: Drilling down into an organization and finding out about their security posture. Seeing how best both organizations can work together to accomplish a shared goal.
Cons: Internal politics.

Information Security Manager in Denver:
"Know who your supporters are."
Know who your supporters are, expand a belief in security through actively networking with them, and those that don't support. Don't be a "NO" person.Make security happen by balancing the business needs with CIA. Remember that the business needs are what drive security... Not the other way around.

Information Security Manager in Huntsville:
"Limited upward mobility."
Company management will promise you have a career path when in actuality your only chance for advancement would be a series of lateral moves.

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Key Stats for Information Security Manager

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 270 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$114,000

▼11%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries



National Average
$114,000





Risk Management / Risk Control
▼3%



Network Security Management
▼5%

Security Testing and Auditing
▼5%

Project Management
▼5%

IT Risk
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 7%