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How much does a CCSP make?

As more companies migrate their data and applications to the cloud, it is imperative that your security team have the expertise of a CCSP to strategize cloud security. Cloud security professionals with a CCSP certification are sought out for their knowledge and experience.

We conduct annual surveys to determine the average salary for CCSP certification holders throughout the world.* According to the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, which provides comparison data and insights for professionals as well as strategies for organizations to recruit talented teams, the average salary for a CCSP based on global regions is below:

Average CCSP Salaries


Average CCSP Salary (U.S. $)

Globally $80,717
Asia-Pacific $61,835
Europe, Middle East & Africa $78,548
Latin America $16,476
North America $114,172

Certification Magazine, lists the top 75 certifications in its 2021 Salary Survey. According to their survey, the CCSP is the number one ranked certification that IT professionals plan to achieve next in their career.


Average CCSP Salary (U.S. $)

Globally $119,880
North America $150,400

What is the CCSP

Earning the CCSP (Cloud Certification Security Professional) certification from (ISC)² demonstrates your mastery of cloud security architecture, design, operations, information security risks and mitigation strategies. Candidates are tested to ensure information security professionals are proficient in cloud security technology topics. Determine if your qualifications, and experiences prove your expertise in cloud security. Take the next step in your career.

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*There are many variables that may contribute to an individual’s salary attainment, including country, region, industry, years of experience, level within an organization, individual performance, an employer’s hiring and compensation practices, and more. The information shared should not be considered a guaranteed or estimated salary for all candidates earning the CCSP. Survey, response panels and research methodology vary across all the sources cited above.