Computer Security Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Computer Security Specialist is $64,308 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Linux and Security Risk Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,599 - $102,805
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MEDIAN: $64,307
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Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.51 - $54.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,599 - $102,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$38,484 - $106,385  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $54.25  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $62.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$38,484 - $106,385  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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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 16%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 4%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
National Average
$65,000
Security Maintenance
up arrow 4%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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