Average HCISSP salary [Updated 2021]

December 16, 2020 by Chiragh Dewan

The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) is a certification offered by (ISC)2.

It tests the knowledge in the areas of both privacy and security of healthcare information. Candidates appearing for this certification should have at least two years of prior work experience in a related domain.

The exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions that need to be completed within a 3-hour timespan. A candidate must obtain a minimum of 700/1000 to pass the exam and obtain the certification. The HCISPP is considered as one of the top certifications in the healthcare domain.

What is the average HCISPP salary?

According to a survey conducted by the Certification Magazine, the HCISPP certification topped the list at an average salary of $127,500. This is compared to the $104,949 average salary of a security respondent in the same field. The certification ranked number 19 in a list of 75.

What is the average HCISPP salary by job role?

Job Role Salary
Information Security Manager $116,601
Information Technology Manager $111,827
Compliance Officer $101,809
Practice Manager $70,178
Privacy Officer $57,788
Risk Analyst $56,223
Compliance Officer $53,574
Health Information Manager $53,175
Medical Records Supervisor $51,752

What are the average job stats?

The breakdown of the cert holders are as follows:

  • 10.2% of people who hold this certification have been in the healthcare domain for 3 – 5 years;
  • 3.5% of people have been in the healthcare field for 6 – 8 years;
  • 7% of people have been in the healthcare field for about 9 – 10 years
  • 79.3% of people have been in the healthcare field for more than 10+ years.

Why become HCISPP certified?

The HCISPP can:

  • Help you to ensure that you maintain well-rounded skills with practical healthcare experience, such as privacy or risk/information security;
  • Help you get to a higher pay grade;
  • Help you to expand your knowledge base with regards to emerging threat vectors in the healthcare industry.

In fact, having the CISSP cert first is an excellent preparation to take the HCISSP, and many healthcare organizations highly value this dual certification.

Further information and registration

Further information on the value of the HCISSP certification along with registration options can be found at https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/HCISPP

Posted: December 16, 2020
Chiragh Dewan
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A creative problem-solving full-stack web developer with expertise in Information Security Audit, Web Application Audit, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing/ Ethical Hacking as well as previous experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. He has also been recognised by various companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PayPal, Netflix, Blackberry, etc for reporting various security vulnerabilities. He has also given various talks on Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security including at an TEDx event.