Information security managers are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, information security managers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 36% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy information security managers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Electrical engineer
3.1
$97k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are information security managers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do information security managers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as information security managers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are information security manager’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are information security managers making the best use of their abilities?

Are information security managers happy with their salary?