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

A Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security earns an average salary of $104,775 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Network Security Management, Security Risk Management, Cisco Networking, and IT Security & Infrastructure. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salary (?
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$68,999 - $154,058
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Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salary (?
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$11.79 - $65.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,999 - $154,058  
   
Bonus
$976 - $32,678  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $24,917  
Total Pay (?
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$66,732 - $175,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 571
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $65.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$976 - $32,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $24,917  
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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$66,732 - $175,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Chicago
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Washington
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Denver
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$108,000
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Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Herndon:
"Understand Business Operations First Then Apply Infosec."
As a new IT Director you need to challenge your team to come up with new and innovative ideas in security best practice as opposed to you being the creator of new infosec best practice; if not, your team will become disenchanted and demotivated.
Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Minneapolis:
"Never Stop Learning."
Never stop trying to learn new technologies or processes. Any additional skill you can pick up will allow you to not only grow in your current role, but to extend your reach to other areas of business. Multi-talented individuals are easier to justify keeping on staff when layoffs are needed, as they can pick up slack. Skilled workers are also easier to promote, as they can mentor and assist with a past role while being immediately useful in a new role.

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

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$108,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

Network Security Management
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Security Risk Management
up arrow 19%
Cisco Networking
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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$108,000
Strategic Planning
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Microsoft Exchange
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Project Management
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Vendor Management
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Virtualization
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%