Average Information Security Specialist Salary

$75,891
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,926
Bonus
$4,069
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The average salary for an Information Security Specialist is $75,891.
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$50k
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$76k
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$119k
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What Do Information Security Specialists Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Information Security Specialist

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The top respondents for the job title Information Security Specialist are from the companies The Boeing Company, CACI International Inc and American Express Co. (AMEX). Reported salaries are highest at The Walt Disney Company where the average pay is $118,609. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include American Express Co. (AMEX) and Etrade Financial Corp, earning around $115,000 and $111,500, respectively. Raytheon Missile Systems pays the lowest at around $55,633. General Motors Corporation and CACI International Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,392 and $71,603, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Security Specialists?

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

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

An entry-level Information Security Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,745 based on 33 salaries. An early career Information Security Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,638 based on 374 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,228 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Information Security Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,705 based on 203 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,142.
Employees with Information Security Specialist in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 53.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (38.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (19.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.2% less) and Tampa, Florida (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 855 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
43.7%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
23.7%
Late Career
7.4%