Information Security Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Information Security Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $108K per year. Cash earnings of Information Security Managers can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $73K to almost $153K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn vision coverage. Men account for the majority of Information Security Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$72,933 - $142,418
$73K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $108,320
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $86.48
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$45
$86
MEDIAN: $45.00
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$0$152K
Salary $72,933 - $142,418
Bonus $1,226 - $20,059
Profit Sharing $596 - $15,529
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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$73,026 - $152,275
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,675
Hourly Data $0$86
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $86.48
Overtime $44.99
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $1,226 - $20,059
Profit Sharing $596 - $15,529
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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$73,026 - $152,275
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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.

Information Security Manager Pay By Employer

$0$140K

$89,000

$80,000

U.S. Army
9 profiles
$88,441

$106,167

$115,000

$100,299

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.

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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: $112,660

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 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.

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Key Stats for Information Security Manager

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 229 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Information Security Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$113,000

▼9%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Information Security Manager Salaries





National Average
$113,000




Risk Management / Risk Control
▼2%

Network Security Management
▼3%

Security Testing and Auditing
▼3%

Project Management
▼3%


IT Risk
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%