CRISC Salary and CRISC Certification Pay Scale

The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (or acronymically known as CRISC) certification prepares and imbues IT professionals with the necessary skills to tackle the unique challenges that present themselves in IT risk management and Information System Control. In addition, it also puts them in a position to be competent strategic partners to the enterprise. Since CRISC is a certificate with a focus on a business-risk, it’s a stupendous choice for seekers of risk management in Information Systems. Here is what you need to know regarding the CRISC salary.

CRISC Salary by Experience

Experience is a universal indicator of your competence in any industry and in IT risk management and Information System Controls, this attribute is seriously considered. The table below clearly indicates how experience determines the CRISC salary you’ll earn.

Experience (Years) CRISC Average Salary
1 - 4 US$ 88,000 (INR 6,250,701.60)
5 - 9 US$ 92, 087 (INR 6,541,004.07)
10 - 19 US$ 119,047 (INR 8,455,991.74)
20 > US$ 149,550 (INR 10,622,641.18)

It goes without saying that the more experience you are the more income you earn, however, the experience isn’t just the only factor to consider how high you get paid as a CRISC Certified professional.

CRISC Salary by Job Role

According to PayScale, the most sought after skill for CRISC holders’ security risk management, closely followed by security policies, then IT infrastructure security. Internal auditing, risk management, and control followed afterward culminating in SOX auditing. CRISC certification pay scale according to job role is indicated in the table below.

Job Role CRISC Average Salary
Senior IT Auditor US$ 92,372 (INR 6,561,247.82)
CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) US$ 202,940 (INR 14,414,970.26)
Information Security Analyst US$ 99,480 (INR 7,066,134.04)
Information Security Manager US$ 122,474 (INR 8,699,413.95)
Information Security Officer US$ 95, 986 (INR 6,817,952.77)

As you can notice the highest average CRISC salary is the chief information security officer (CISO), but all in all CRISC holders have lucrative earnings in almost any position they find themselves. CRISC certification helps you build a rewarding career in IT.

FAQs on CRISC Certification


Yes, most incomes are determined by a country's GDP and its Industrial capacity. Different countries may have different CRISC certification pay scale, but the overall assumption is that you’ll earn relative to a country’s economy.

CRISC certification pay scale ranges due to other factors as well, including geo-location, company level, and whether you are a government worker or private worker.

Syllabus of CRISC Training Course

  • The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control exam
  • The concepts of enterprise risk
  • Plan, execute, scrutinize and retain information systems controls
  • Risk: identification, evaluation, assessment, response, and monitoring
  • IS control design and execution
  • IS control maintenance and monitoring

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Who should take up CRISC training?

Job roles that can benefit from CRISC Certification training include, but are not limited to:

  • IT professionals
  • Risk professionals
  • Control professionals
  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Compliance professionals

Invensis Learning’s practice tests for CRISC certification are modeled on the actual examination and draw from the syllabus. They are conceptualized by our team of subject matter experts. Practice tests give you a feel of what the CRISC certification examination will be like and the extent of knowledge that is required.

  • Type: Multiple choice examination questions
  • No. of Questions: 150 questions
  • Duration: 240 minutes duration
  • Open/Closed book: Closed book
  • Result: 450 marks (on a scale of 200-800) required to pass

There are no prerequisite to take the exam; however, in order to apply for certification you must meet the necessary experience requirements as determined by ISACA. A minimum of at least 3 years of cumulative work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least three 3 CRISC domains is required for certification.

The course structure or outline of the instructor-led CRISC exam preparation training program is as follows:

  • Risk Management and Information Systems Control
  • Risk Response
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Information Systems Control Design and Implementation
  • Information Systems Control Maintenance and Monitoring

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