IAPP publishes 2023 privacy professionals salary survey

21/06/2023 | IAPP

The IAPP has published its 2023 Privacy Professionals Salary Survey revealing the compensation packages provided to privacy professionals, including financial and non-financial benefits. The survey focuses on identifying the factors that impact compensation, such as education, experience, motivation, and job satisfaction, as well as the nature and size of the employer.

This year's survey includes a broader focus, covering both internal privacy roles and external roles such as consultants, lawyers, and vendors. The expanded scope provides better benchmarking for those comparing compensation packages. More than 1,400 industry practitioners from over 60 countries contributed to the survey by answering 27 questions. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • The average salary for internal privacy professionals is $146,200 (£118,125), a 7% increase from 2021. However, the report also suggests that US professionals earn 55% more on average than European practitioners. 
  • In addition, the financial benefit of attaining one IAPP certification increases average salaries by 13% over those with no IAPP qualifications, while individuals with two or more IAPP certifications saw a 27% uplift.

Compare these results with the 2021 and 2019 salary surveys.

UPDATE: 220623 - The IAPP has published an infographic highlighting the key data points, impactful figures and meaningful statistics in this year's report.

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