Computer Security Specialist Salary (United States)

A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $64,559 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Linux, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,435 - $102,743
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MEDIAN: $64,558
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Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.47 - $54.51
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,435 - $102,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $8,877  
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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$38,198 - $106,690  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $54.51  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $63.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $8,877  
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).
)
$38,198 - $106,690  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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 49%
National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Linux
up arrow 23%
Security Risk Management
up arrow 12%
Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 5%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 4%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
National Average
$65,000
Security Maintenance
up arrow 2%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 13%
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