CSO salaries rise fastest in New York, Boston

The average CSO salary is now 4 percent higher than last year as a result of more responsibility and better visibility, with salaries in New York and Boston rising even faster, according to a new report

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The average CSO salary is now 4 percent higher than last year as a result of more responsibility and better visibility, with salaries in New York and Boston rising even faster, according to a new report from Mondo.

The national average for CSOs is now between $146,000 and $214,000, said Laura McGarrity, vice president of digital marketing strategy at Mondo, a recruiting firm serving the finance, healthcare and media industries as well as tech startups.

That's up from a range of $135,000 to $200,000 in 2014.

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New York saw a 6 percent increase, to between $161,000 and $233,000. Boston also had a 6 percent increase, from a lower base, to between $156,000 and $228,000.

"Cybersecurity has been huge, certainly in the finance industry," said McGarrity.

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