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11 top paying jobs in IT management and IT security for 2019
Top CIOs, CTOs and CSOs are in the money heading into the new year, each earning well over a quarter million dollars annually. Here's a look at what the top IT management and iT security jobs will be paying.
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About these salaries
Robert Half Technology has published its 2019 Technology Salary Guide, looking at what leading job roles can expect to earn in the coming year. In the area of IT management, CIOs are now approaching $300,000 in earning potential, while the chief security officer role is not far behind. The guide breaks down salary expectations at four percentiles - 95th, 75th, 50th and 25th - which admittedly reveal a wide range on the salary chart. Here's what professionals working in IT management nd in IT security will be earning.
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IT management roles
The Robert Half Technology report looks at four top overall IT management roles, as well as a few management jobs in various specialty areas. In general IT, the four top jobs can now earn over $200,000 each, with the highest paid CIOs at nearly $300,000.
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Chief information officer
95th percentile = $293,000
75th percentile = $246,000
50th percentile = $205,250
25th percentile = $171,750
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Chief technology officer
95th percentile = $263,000
75th percentile = $220,250
50th percentile = $180,750
25th percentile = $147,750
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Vice president of information technology
95th percentile = $237,000
75th percentile = $200,200
50th percentile = $167,750
25th percentile = $139,500
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Director of technology
95th percentile = $202,750
75th percentile = $171,500
50th percentile = $143,500
25th percentile = $120,250
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IT security jobs
IT security continues to be one of the most in-demand areas of IT hiring, and that is translating into higher salaries across the board for top roles. Next to the CIO, the chief security officer is now the second highest paid role in IT, earning more than a quarter million dollars annually.
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Chief security officer / chief information security officer
95th percentile = $270,000
75th percentile = $222,000
50th percentile = $181,750
25th percentile = $148,000
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Information systems security manager
95th percentile = $199,750
75th percentile = $167,250
50th percentile = $139,000
25th percentile = $116,000
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Data security analyst
95th percentile = $178,250
75th percentile = $149,500
50th percentile = $125,250
25th percentile = $105,000
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Network security engineer
95th percentile = $167,500
75th percentile = $141,750
50th percentile = $118,000
25th percentile = $98,500
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Systems security administrator
95th percentile = $159,750
75th percentile = $134,750
50th percentile = $112,250
25th percentile = $93,750
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Network security administrator
95th percentile = $158,750
75th percentile = $134,000
50th percentile = $111,500
25th percentile = $93,000
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IT auditor
95th percentile = $157,750
75th percentile = $132,750
50th percentile = $111,000
25th percentile = $92,500