[ISN] Security Pros With Written Career Plans Make More Money

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:16:40 -0600 (CST)

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
March 15, 2010

Most security professionals who officially map out their career plans 
make higher salaries than those who don't.

Around 60 percent of those who have written career plans earn more than 
$100,000 a year, while about 45 percent of those without career plans 
land in that salary bracket, according to just-released data from a 
comprehensive voluntary survey taken of security pros from late 2008 
through 2009.

The survey found that security pros with a career plan are 33 percent 
more likely to earn more than $100,000, and 46 percent are more likely 
to earn more than $120,000.

The Information Security Career Survey, which was conducted by 
InfoSecLeaders.com to provide an inside look at what security 
professionals are doing and thinking about their careers, encompasses 
responses from around 940 IT security people, two-thirds of whom are 
engineers, team leaders, and security architects from all sizes of 


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