Computer Security Specialist Salary

A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $63,846 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Risk Management and Security Testing and Auditing. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$39,427 - $102,504
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,845
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$14.51 - $54.25
(Median)
$15
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,427 - $102,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $9,863  
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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$37,575 - $105,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $54.25  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $64.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $9,863  
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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$37,575 - $105,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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
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National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Security Risk Management
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Linux
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Maintenance
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$64,000

Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%