How much does a CISO make in the United States? The average CISO salary in the United States is $227,023 as of October 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $198,243 and $262,193. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $198,243 10% $172,040 90% $294,213 75% $262,193 $227,023 50%(Median)
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The CISO oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of information security standards and procedures. Responsible for determining enterprise information security policy and strategy. Being a CISO in charge of IT risk evaluations, audits, and security incident investigation. Ensures that all information systems are functional correctly regarding secure policy. In addition, CISO requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The CISO manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Working as a CISO typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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