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
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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