The average salary for an Information Security Officer is $92,044.
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Job Description for Information Security Officer
Information security officers are primarily responsible for ensuring data security within their organization. They are in charge of implementing effective technology solutions that prevent internal and external malicious users from compromising data integrity. They install a variety of hardware devices such as routers that ensure data protection by requiring credentials before accessing sensitive data. Additionally, information security officers install software applications that filter network …Read more
Information Security Officer Tasks
- Implement and monitor information security requirements, policies, and compliance.
- Assist with regulatory and data transfer procedures.
- Document and communicate policies, queries, vulnerabilities, and current state of the system.
- Oversee training, policies, and practices, including audits, to ensure systems are securely operated.
- Identify risks by role, software, information type, and other categories and define acceptable and mitigation strategies.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Officer
The top respondents for the job title Information Security Officer are from the companies Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp and Citibank. Reported salaries are highest at Citibank where the average pay is $104,159. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Huntsville Hospital and Lockheed Martin Corp, earning around $92,977 and $88,989, respectively. Franklin State Bank pays the lowest at around $53,678. Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,407 and $68,200, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Information Security Officer
Security Risk Management
IT Security & Infrastructure
Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Testing and Auditing and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Officer
An entry-level Information Security Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,317 based on 20 salaries. An early career Information Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,681 based on 334 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,384 based on 356 salaries. An experienced Information Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,006 based on 496 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,033.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Information Security Officer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (7.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.6% less).
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