Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for chief security officers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 7,523 chief security officers currently employed in the United States.
  • 9.0% of all chief security officers are women, while 91.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed chief security officer is 47 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of chief security officers is White (64.9%), followed by Asian (12.6%), Hispanic or Latino (10.2%) and Black or African American (6.8%).
  • Chief security officers are most in-demand in Flagstaff, AZ.
  • The insurance industry is the highest-paying for chief security officers.
  • 11% of all chief security officers are LGBT.

Chief Security Officer Statistics By Gender

9.0% of chief security officers are women and 91.0% of chief security officers are men.

  • Male, 91.0%
  • Female, 9.0%

Chief Security Officers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male91.0%
Female9.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Chief Security Officer

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$141,734
female-income
Female Income
$132,770

Chief Security Officer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the chief security officer position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Chief Security Officer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201089.49%10.51%
201189.86%10.14%
201290.68%9.32%
201391.02%8.98%
201490.64%9.36%
201591.11%8.89%
201690.89%9.11%
201790.68%9.32%
201890.58%9.42%
201990.57%9.43%
202091.52%8.48%
202190.95%9.05%

Chief Security Officer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general road foreman and plant superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Executive Assistant/Human Resources7%93%
Office Manager Of Human Resources10%90%
Business Office Manager15%85%
Chief Security Officer91%9%
Maintenance Director97%3%
Plant Superintendent97%3%
General Road Foreman97%3%

Chief Security Officer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among chief security officers is White, which makes up 64.9% of all chief security officers. Comparatively, there are 12.6% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 64.9%
  • Asian, 12.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.2%
  • Black or African American, 6.8%
  • Unknown, 5.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Chief Security Officer Race

Chief Security Officer RacePercentages
White64.9%
Asian12.6%
Hispanic or Latino10.2%
Black or African American6.8%
Unknown5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Chief Security Officer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among chief security officers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Chief Security Officer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.48%7.02%9.55%8.14%
201173.67%6.52%9.41%8.11%
201272.43%7.38%10.04%8.07%
201371.86%7.16%10.55%8.29%
201471.36%6.69%10.96%8.84%
201570.62%7.26%11.20%8.64%
201670.93%7.14%11.39%8.41%
201769.84%6.86%12.34%8.51%
201870.20%6.37%12.07%8.92%
201969.87%6.16%11.81%9.48%
202066.86%6.54%11.86%9.69%
202164.93%6.82%12.58%10.24%

Chief Security Officer Wage Gap By Race

Asian chief security officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown chief security officers have the lowest average salary at $135,456.
$161,000
$156,000
$151,000
$146,000
$141,000
$136,000
$131,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$135,456
White$141,507
Black or African American$136,861
Asian$156,811
Hispanic or Latino$139,041

Average Age of a Chief Security Officer

We determined the average age of chief security officers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Chief Security Officer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown4848.5
White4849
Black or African American4949
Asian4544
Hispanic or Latino4646

Chief Security Officer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of chief security officer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of chief security officers is 40+ years old, which represents 78% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Chief Security Officer Age

Chief Security Officer YearsPercentages
40+ years78%
30-40 years21%
20-30 years1%

Types of Chief Security Officer Degree Levels

The most common degree for chief security officers is bachelor's degree 55% of chief security officers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 55%
  • Masters, 17%
  • Associate, 13%
  • Doctorate, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Chief Security Officers By Education

Chief Security Officer DegreePercentages
Bachelors55%
Masters17%
Associate13%
Doctorate4%
Other Degrees11%

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Chief Security Officer Wage Gap By Education

Chief security officers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $162,652 annually. With a Masters degree, chief security officers earn a median annual income of $159,222 compared to $148,851 for chief security officers with an Bachelors degree.
$164,000
$156,000
$148,000
$140,000
$132,000
$124,000
$116,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$159,222
Bachelor's Degree$148,851
Doctorate Degree$162,652
Some College/ Associate Degree$123,383

Chief Security Officer Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where chief security officers work. We found most chief security officers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most chief security officers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire chief security officers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Chief Security Officer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees17%
100 - 500 employees19%
500 - 1,000 employees11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees26%
> 10,000 employees24%

The Types Of Companies Chief Security Officer Work In

Employees with the chief security officer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most chief security officers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Chief Security Officer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education6%
Public29%
Private55%
Government11%

Top Industries Hiring Chief Security Officers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ chief security officers. Those industries include technology, health care and finance.

Technology

Fortune 500

Health Care

Finance

Government

Chief Security Officer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Chief Security Officer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of chief security officers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Chief Security Officer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearChief Security Officer Unemployment Rate
20105.32%
20114.61%
20123.07%
20132.54%
20142.68%
20152.32%
20162.33%
20172.58%
20182.37%
20192.15%
20203.06%
20212.64%

The Average Number of Years That Chief Security Officer Stay in a Job

By looking over 578 chief security officers resumes, we figured out that the average chief security officer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Chief Security Officer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year9%
1-2 years31%
3-4 years20%
5-7 years20%
8-10 years6%
11+ years14%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Chief Security Officers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to chief security officers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Administrative Director4.78%52,849
Distribution Superintendent5.19%21,744
Economic Analysis Director10.51%7,814
Chief Security Officer11.01%-
Director Of Purchasing11.39%17,847
Manager & Instructor17.60%30,805
Employment Program Manager17.78%88,698

Chief Security Officer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Administrative Director4.78%52,849
Distribution Superintendent5.19%21,744
Economic Analysis Director10.51%7,814
Director Of Purchasing11.39%17,847
Manager & Instructor17.60%30,805
Employment Program Manager17.78%88,698

Foreign Languages Spoken By Chief Security Officers

The most common foreign language among chief security officers is Spanish at 50.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.5% and Russian is the third-most popular at 12.5%.

  • Spanish, 50.0%
  • French, 12.5%
  • Russian, 12.5%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Dari, 6.3%
  • Other, 12.4%

Chief Security Officer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish50.0%
French12.5%
Russian12.5%
German6.3%
Dari6.3%
Other12.4%

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Chief Security Officer Heatmaps

Where Do Chief Security Officers Earn The Most?

Chief security officers earn the most in California, where the average chief security officer salary is $167,160. The map here shows where chief security officers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Chief Security Officers?

By looking through more than 578 resumes, we found that the most popular places for chief security officers are Washington, DC and New York, NY.

Number of Chief Security Officers

Number Of Chief Security Officer Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California3,720$167,160
2Texas3,221$133,181
3New York2,916$145,708
4Illinois2,221$131,572
5Pennsylvania2,182$130,454
6Florida1,937$108,914
7Georgia1,854$129,260
8North Carolina1,770$123,369
9Virginia1,736$118,250
10Ohio1,725$126,786
11New Jersey1,594$149,235
12Massachusetts1,501$142,134
13Minnesota1,464$136,749
14Arizona1,303$133,438
15Washington1,286$157,626
16Michigan1,125$129,621
17Maryland1,020$153,957
18Missouri976$115,160
19Indiana968$114,455
20Colorado904$110,467
21Tennessee894$111,586
22Wisconsin799$129,265
23Alabama795$127,308
24Oregon715$139,348
25South Carolina692$119,870
26Iowa594$114,388
27Connecticut593$140,740
28Kentucky523$114,541
29Louisiana487$118,568
30Oklahoma476$112,913
31Nevada472$133,185
32Mississippi447$108,726
33Kansas411$112,341
34New Mexico388$124,544
35Nebraska388$111,690
36Idaho375$121,456
37Arkansas373$108,326
38District of Columbia350$138,503
39Utah323$130,742
40Rhode Island294$138,636
41New Hampshire276$133,969
42West Virginia228$112,341
43Maine216$130,986
44Delaware198$137,078
45North Dakota169$121,986
46South Dakota158$108,900
47Montana151$109,386
48Vermont146$120,141
49Alaska141$136,955
50Hawaii122$111,998
51Wyoming70$108,953

Chief Security Officer Demographics FAQs

How Many Chief Security Officer Are There In The Us?

There are over 7,523 Chief Security Officers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Chief Security Officers Are Black?

6.8% of Chief Security Officers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Chief Security Officers?

Most a are White, with 64.9% of Chief Security Officers belonging to this ethnicity. 12.6% of Chief Security Officers are Asian, 10.2% of Chief Security Officers are Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% of Chief Security Officers are Black or African American, 5.2% of Chief Security Officers are Unknown, and 0.3% of Chief Security Officers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Chief Security Officer Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Chief Security Officer jobs are male - dominated. 91% of Chief Security Officers are male, and 9% are female, so there are more male Chief Security Officers than female Chief Security Officers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Chief Security Officer?

The average Chief Security Officer is 47 years old. 78% of Chief Security Officers are 40+ years old or older, 21% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 1% are between 20-30 years old

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