Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Computer Security Specialists sits in the ballpark of $56K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Entry-Level Computer Security Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Computer Security Specialists. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,879 - $83,085
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,042
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$13.00 - $39.00
(Median)
$13
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,879 - $83,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$1,264 - $3,052  
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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$32,911 - $85,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $39.00  
   
Overtime
$9.55 - $38.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,264 - $3,052  
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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$32,911 - $85,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Risk Management
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 16%
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