Computer Security Specialist Salary

A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $67,834 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Testing and Auditing and Security Risk Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$40,746 - $102,511
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$41K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,833
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$13.17 - $51.02
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$13
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$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,746 - $102,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,500  
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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$37,738 - $106,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $51.02  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $64.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,500  
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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$37,738 - $106,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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

  • 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
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National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries


Security Risk Management
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Security Maintenance
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Linux
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$65,000


Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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