Computer Security Specialist Salary

A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $75,678 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Testing and Auditing and Computer Security. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$40,728 - $110,529
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$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,678
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$13.09 - $51.56
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MEDIAN: $26.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,728 - $110,529  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $13,347  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,514 - $111,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $51.56  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,007 - $13,347  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$38,514 - $111,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Computer Security Specialist

Computer security specialists administer, monitor, and troubleshoot security systems for companies to ensure that they are working properly, and they may also administer updates to keep systems running smoothly. Periodic testing must be carried out on the many security components within a company, so knowledge of security products such as VPN, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems are essential to success in this job. End-user security products may also be installed by computer security specialists for employees of their companies.

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Computer Security Specialist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Recertify application, platform, and server security periodically.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Security Specialist

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Key Stats for Computer Security Specialist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲25%

▲21%

National Average
$73,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries


Computer Security
▲12%




National Average
$73,000

Security Maintenance
▼5%

Linux
▼8%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼15%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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