Chief Information Security Officer Salary in the United States

How much does a Chief Information Security Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Information Security Officer salary in the United States is $222,930 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $194,799 and $257,361. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Chief Information Security Officer is responsible for determining enterprise information security policy and strategy. Oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of information security standards and procedures. Being a Chief Information Security Officer ensures that all information systems are functional correctly regarding secure policy. In charge of IT risk evaluations, audits, and security incident investigation. Additionally, Chief Information Security Officer requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Chief Information Security Officer 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. To be a Chief Information Security Officer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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