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The average salary for an Information Security Officer is $92,254.
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What Do Information Security Officers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Information Security Officer

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Information Security Officer are from the companies Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at Citibank where the average pay is $107,841. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mantech International Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp, earning around $90,989 and $87,352, respectively. Franklin State Bank pays the lowest at around $53,640. BAE Systems Inc. and U.S. Air Force (USAF) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,400 and $79,890, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Security Officers?

Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, IT Security & Infrastructure and Cyber Security are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Testing and Auditing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Officers?

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 $66,943 based on 21 salaries. An early career Information Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,412 based on 322 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,120 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Information Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,494 based on 401 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,154.
Employees with Information Security Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 46.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (28.6% more) and New York, New York (27.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (6.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.3% less).

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