Due to the high specialization of this job, there are no clear salary figures for such job on the BLS or PayScale. This should even be unsurprising since even the job timings are really weird. You may work for 2 consecutive days for 48 hours in the workplace in order to deal with a specific security incident. You may also find yourself taking the rest of the week off after these two days. However, imagine the amount of stress associated with these two days!
Searching for the term “Incident Response” on Indeed, we were able to get two popular salary ranges: first between $50,000 and $70,000, while the second goes from $70,000 to $90,000. Furthermore, when searching for the term “Incident Response Analyst” instead of the previous term the two popular ranges went up dramatically. The two ranges became from $70,000 to $90,000 and from $90,000 to $110,000. Finally, it comes with no surprise that a CSIRT Manager or Leader is paid a higher salary than all of these mentioned salary figures. He should expect a range between $100,000 and $150,000 on an average base.