What is the Average CISSP Salary?

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification recognizes cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to lead an organization’s information security program. 

The CISSP certification is one of the top cybersecurity certifications that professionals can earn, with recent recognition in the 10 Certificates to Put On Your Résumé in 2024 list from Forbes. 

The certification is not only recognized for its value in the industry, but those that hold the certification report strong salaries in their field. Based on data collected in the latest ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, average salaries of CISSP holders are reported below:

Average CISSP Salaries

Region Average CISSP Salary (U.S. $)
Globally $119,577
Asia-Pacific $70,898
Europe $103,493 
Latin America $50,272
Middle East and Africa $46,917
North America $147,757

Learn more about CISSP to see if you are ready to prove that you have the skills to earn this premium certification and command a competitive salary.

*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 CISSP. Survey, response panels and research methodology vary across all the sources cited above. Average salaries based on ISC2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study data are provided when there are a minimum of 50 valid responses, which are not available for all regions for all certifications.