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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $134K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $65K and $188K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$75,907 - $167,192
$76K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $133,879
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$8.14 - $88.77
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MEDIAN: $16.81
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$0$188K
Salary $75,907 - $167,192
Bonus $3,250 - $30,298
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $20,180
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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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$65,003 - $188,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 298
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $8.14 - $88.77
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$188K
Bonus $3,250 - $30,298
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $20,180
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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$65,003 - $188,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


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Many Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security move into a Chief Information Officer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Chief Information Officers on average bring in a similar salary to Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security.

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


Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Vendor Management, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Exchange and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know Strategic Planning.

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

Pay by Experience for a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 203 salaries. A Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,261

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security, 30 percent above the national average. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Orlando and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 26 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security?

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Elmsford:
"IT Director."
Pros: Lots of opportunities to learn and develop skills. Responsive and forward-thinking management. Lots of responsibility. Relaxed environment. Freedom to make impacting decisions.
Cons: Limited budget and interest for security-enhancing policies and equipment. No bonus, profit sharing, or incentive pay. Long wait for reimbursement for moving costs and expenses, still owed money after 6 months. Underpaid for given amount of responsibility and a key role in keeping the company going. I feel they should show more appreciation to hardworking employees through compensation.

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Key Stats for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

▲4%

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National Average
$141,000

▼11%

▼57%

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 5%
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