Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist is $56,643 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Intrusion Detection, Security Testing and Auditing, and IT Security & Infrastructure.
Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$35,408 - $81,426
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,642
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Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.18 - $42.41
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,408 - $81,426  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $3,450  
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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$32,732 - $84,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$13.86 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $3,450  
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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$32,732 - $84,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Linux
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Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average
$55,000
Security Risk Management
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Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%
Security Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.
Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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