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Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Salary

For Entry-Level Computer Security Specialists, annual average wages total $55K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. 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. The majority of Entry-Level Computer Security Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,179 - $83,692
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,731
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90%

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$14.34 - $41.74
(Median)
$14
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,179 - $83,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
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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$33,009 - $86,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $41.74  
   
Overtime
$9.72 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
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).
)
$33,009 - $86,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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 Intrusion Detection
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$54,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 17%
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