Top Paying Technical Certifications in 2018

Groopwork brings you the newest list of top paying technical certification in 2018.  Technical certifications are among the top certifications that professionals.  Known as the poor man’s MBA, certifications can be the fastest way up the corporate ladder.  Depending on your experience and career path, a certification and give you a salary increase of anywhere between a couple hundred to in the twenty thousands of dollars.  Could you imagine getting promoted within months of passing a certification exam?  Also imagine going to your next job in 2018 making $20,000 more after only studying for 3-5 months.  Below are 5 of the highest paying technical certifications in 2018.

Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)

CISM Median Salary by Experience
Years of Experience National Salary Data
1-4 years of experience $77,068
5-9 years of experience $98,126
10-19 years of experience $124,900
20 years or more of experience $138,485

 

Popular Roles of CISM Professionals:

  • Information Security Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Security Architect, IT
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security
  • Security Manager

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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

CISA Median Salary by Experience
Years of Experience National Salary Data
1-4 years of experience $70,363
5-9 years of experience $91,197
10-19 years of experience $113,908
20 years or more of experience $130,513

 

Popular Roles of CISA Professionals:

  • Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor
  • Information Technology (IT) Auditor
  • Information Security Manager
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Internal Auditing Manager
  • Information Systems Audit Manager

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Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

CRISC Median Salary by Experience
Years of Experience National Salary Data
1-4 years of experience $88,989
5-9 years of experience $86,886
10-19 years of experience $118,950
20 years or more of experience $129,502

 

Popular Roles of CRISC Professionals:

  • Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Systems Audit Manager
  • Vice President (VP), Information Technology (IT)
  • Security Architect, IT

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

CISSP Median Salary by Experience
Years of Experience National Salary Data
1-4 years of experience $75,517
5-9 years of experience $92,966
10-19 years of experience $113,067
20 years or more of experience $127,272

 

Popular Roles of CISSP Professionals:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Security Architect, IT
  • Security Engineer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Engineer

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Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMP Median Salary by Experience
Years of Experience National Salary Data
1-4 years of experience $71,358
5-9 years of experience $88,571
10-19 years of experience $109,789
20 years or more of experience $122,818

 

Popular Roles of PMP Professionals:

  • Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
  • Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
  • Senior Project Manager, IT
  • Program Project Manager
  • Program Manager, IT
  • Project Manager, Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT) Director

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