$74,517
Avg. Salary
$25.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,957

Bonus

$4,034

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Information Security Specialist is $25.73 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Security Specialist is $74,517 per year.

$15.81
10%
$25.73
50%
$50.96
90%
MEDIAN $25.73
$48k
10%
$75k
50%
$112k
90%
MEDIAN $74,517
$48,440 - $112,256
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MEDIAN: $74,517
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90%

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$15.81 - $50.96
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$0$118K
Salary $48,440 - $112,256
Bonus $498 - $14,433
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,635
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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$46,455 - $118,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 800
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $15.81 - $50.96
Overtime $22.97 - $64.14
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $498 - $14,433
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,635
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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$46,455 - $118,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

Job Description for Information Security Specialist

Information security specialists are in charge of developing and implementing security measures for their organization. They are responsible for analyzing existing security procedures and suggesting changes to upper management for increased efficient and extra security. Information security specialists present their findings to managers and recommend new technologies or policy modifications. They also research security measures and concerns to develop effective strategies to mitigate security risks, as well as develop systems and techniques to handle sensitive information in a confidential way.

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Information Security Specialist Tasks
  • Design audits of computer systems to ensure operational security and protection from attack.
  • Oversee and monitor routine administration of the information security department.
  • Coordinate with other departments to promote awareness and training on security protocols.
  • Implement, monitor, and maintain policies and standards for information technology-related controls.

Information Security Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$98K

$75,000

$60,000

Common Career Paths for Information Security Specialist


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Information Security Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Information Security Specialist


Survey results imply that Information Security Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Computer Security, Network Security Management, Security Risk Management, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Information Security Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 103 salaries. An Information Security Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

5%

National Average: $73,366

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Security Specialists, 35 percent higher than the national average. Information Security Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Phoenix (+24 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Tampa (+11 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Jacksonville and Raleigh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

Information Security Specialist Reviews

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

Information Security Specialist in Kalispell:
"Kalispell."
Pros: I love the outdoor opportunities but they are available in other places.
Cons: High cost of real estate.

Information Security Specialist in Seattle:
"Work life balance, good management, corporate culture."
Pros: The work, the people, and my boss. My job is not stressful and I'm given opportunities.
Cons: The pay could be higher. The company needs to start matching Seattle market salaries.

Information Security Specialist in Greenville:
"The importance of certification."
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Key Stats for Information Security Specialist

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Information Security Specialist Salaries

▲44%

▲28%

▲12%

National Average
$73,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Information Security Specialist Salaries

Computer Security
▲8%






Cyber Security
▲2%

Web Security & Encryption
▲1%

National Average
$73,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%