$90,184
Avg. Salary
$29.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,245

Bonus

$2,800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Information Security Officer is $29.80 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Security Officer is $90,184 per year.

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$14.76
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$78.45
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MEDIAN $29.80
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$56k
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$134k
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MEDIAN $90,184
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$0$142K
Salary $55,671 - $133,890
Bonus $958 - $20,282
Profit Sharing $502 - $9,955
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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$55,398 - $142,268
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,360
Hourly Data $0$121
Hourly Rate $14.76 - $78.45
Overtime $29.46 - $121
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $958 - $20,282
Profit Sharing $502 - $9,955
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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$55,398 - $142,268
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

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 traffic to avoid unwanted intrusions.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Security Officer


Those at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $88K.

Common Career Paths for Information Security Officer


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Information Security Officers often transition into Chief Information Security Officer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Chief Information Security Officers earn $157K per year.

Information Security Officer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Information Security Officer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Disaster Recovery. Most people who know Security Policies and Procedures also know IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Officer

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 241 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 254 salaries. An experienced Information Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 330 salaries. An Information Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

41%

16%

12%

1%

-12%

-15%

National Average: $90,663

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

For Information Security Officers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Information Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Colorado Springs and Dallas (12 percent lower).

Information Security Officer Reviews

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

Information Security Officer in Indianapolis:
"Great!"
Pros: people
Cons: distance from home

Information Security Officer in Panama City:
"Great place to live and work."
Pros: Wide mix of extra-curricular opportunities
Cons: Fewer opportunities for IT training and high cost of living

Information Security Officer in McLean:
"Working in McLean, VA."
Pros: Environment, public transportation, shopping
Cons: Distance (30 miles from home)

Information Security Officer in San Diego:
"San Diego is a fantastic place to live!"
Pros: The weather!
Cons: The cost of living is outrageous

Information Security Officer in Dubuque:
"Dubuque is community."
Pros: There are a lot of cultural and family things to do in Dubuque. You can live outside of the city and easily commute in. Being close to Illinois and Wisconsin broadens the range of events and scenery at your fingertips. There are great coffee shops, good restaurants, and the traffic is not bad.
Cons: Depending on where you work (e.g. Downtown) parking is a hot commodity. And employers tend to think they can pay you less than you're worth because Dubuque isn't a large city.

Information Security Officer in Dallas:
There are lots of places looking for your skills; don't settle for the first one that offers a position.

Information Security Officer in New York:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: After implementing a Information Security and Business Continuity program, there has been a better corporate culture and control of information and processes. The program gives organization importance.
Cons: Hard to gain management support at all times. Feel underpaid for the amount of work that I have completed and continue to do.

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Key Stats for Information Security Officer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Information Security Officer Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

National Average
$91,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Information Security Officer Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
▲12%





Network Security Management
▲2%


National Average
$91,000

IT Risk
▼6%

Security Intrusion Detection
▼13%

Disaster Recovery
▼14%

Regulatory Compliance
▼14%

Project Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%