What salary does a CSSLP earn?

The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification validates technical skills and knowledge necessary for authentication, authorization and auditing throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) using best practices, policies and procedures.

The CSSLP certification is frequently one of the top IT security certifications that professionals can earn, with recent recognition in the 2024 Best Programming Certifications list from Business News Daily.

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, salaries of CSSLP holders are reported below:


Average CSSLP Salaries

Region Average CSSLP Salary (U.S. $)
Globally $115,803
Asia-Pacific $84,864
Europe $138,242
Latin America $93,733
Middle East and Africa $53,808
North America $147,375

Certification Magazine lists the top 75 certifications in its 2023 Salary Survey. The CSSLP is listed among the top 35 certifications that IT professionals aspire to achieve within the next 12 months.

Region Average CSSLP Salary (U.S. $)
Globally $108,570
United States $119,350

Learn more about CSSLP 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 CSSLP. Survey, response panels and research methodology vary across all the sources cited above.