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Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salary

On average, Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($117K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security stretch from $69K on the lower end to $178K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $31K from bonuses and $24K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$73,103 - $157,807
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $117,104
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$11.97 - $57.38
(Median)
$12
$30
$57
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,103 - $157,807  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $31,474  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,468  
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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$68,619 - $178,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $57.38  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $65.62  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,004 - $31,474  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,468  
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).
)
$68,619 - $178,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Businesses that use computers, the Internet, and/or an intranet to communicate externally and/or internally frequently have a dedicated information technology department to oversee them. The upper-level manager who oversees this department is the director of computing, networking, and information technology (IT) security. They are primarily concerned with maintaining the security and integrity of the company’s online assets. They also establish and maintain policies and procedures related to interdepartment Internet/intranet communication. Additionally, these directors ensure that all employees adhere to these procedures to protect sensitive company data.

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Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Tasks

  • Act as resource for security technical information and problem solving.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate internal information technology security, including technology, software, policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Work with senior management to design and implement security master plan.

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Popular Skills for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Network Management / Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in IT Security & Infrastructure indicates knowledge of Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $71K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $111K. On average, Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security make $131K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $123K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries



National Average
$122,000



Skills That Affect Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 27%


IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$122,000


Project Management
up arrow 18%

Vendor Management
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Exchange
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 26%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 26%

Virtualization
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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