Salary And Affiliations
According to (ISC)2, the salary gap between members and nonmembers of affiliated groups is growing significantly. "In comparing average annual salaries for members and non-members between the 2013 and 2011 surveys, the member average salary is higher, and the salary gap between members and non-members is widening," the report said. Dependent upon job title and location, the average U.S. salary in 2012 for nonmembers was $75,682, down 3.6 percent from $78,494 in 2010. The average salary for members, on the other hand, was up 2.4 percent, from $98,605 in 2010 to $101,014 in 2012. What's more, (ISC)2 members had the highest salary, according to the report. "U.S.-based security analysts that are (ISC)2 members, on average, have a higher salary -- 23 percent greater than U.S.-based security analysts that are non-members." According to (ISC)2, this was primarily due to tenure. "Part of the reason for the higher salaries is tenure; (ISC)2 security analyst members located in the U.S. averaged 35 percent longer careers than non-members." On average, members received tenure within 8.9 years, whereas the average for non-members was 12 years.