A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $65,528 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$40,171 - $101,780
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MEDIAN: $65,527
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Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.43 - $52.55
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,171 - $101,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,142  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,862 - $105,977  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $52.55  
   
Overtime
$6.36 - $52.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,142  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,862 - $105,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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Job Description for Computer Security Specialist
  • Provide technical advice on access control, security models, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and security awareness training.
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and troubleshoot internal information technology security policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
  • Perform network scanning and vulnerability assessments.
  • Analyze and define security requirements for local and wide area networks.
  • Update secure configurations by routinely reviewing vendor sites, bulletins, and notifications for security information.
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Experience Affects Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%
Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 3%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%
National Average
$66,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.
Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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