CISOs Raking in $273,033 for Annual Salary Average
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10 AM PST
PR Newswire explains:
Security Current today announced the release of its inaugural CISO salary survey. The first annual survey revealed that the average CISO salary in the United States was $273,033. The survey included responses from 74 CISOs or CISO equivalents within a cross section of industries. Salaries included bonuses.
The survey found CISOs in the West earned the highest salaries with an average of $290,750 with the North not far behind at $284,600 followed by the Midwest at $278,654 and the South at $199,975.
Forty-six of the 74 respondents were the first to hold the position of CISO in their organization. Fifty-one respondents said they would be open to accepting a new position in 2017. Thirty-eight percent of those said a salary increase was their top motivator. Other influencing factors included more visibility to the board and executive leadership team as well as an equity stake. Company size had the least influence.