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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $130K per year on average. Cash earnings for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security — including $30K in bonuses and $21K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $188K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$71,294 - $165,935
$71K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $130,006
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$8.30 - $87.26
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MEDIAN: $19.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$71,294 - $165,935  
   
Bonus
$2,987 - $30,465  
Profit Sharing
$2,043 - $20,721  
Total Pay (?
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$62,504 - $187,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $87.26  
   
Overtime
$28.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,987 - $30,465  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,043 - $20,721  
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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$62,504 - $187,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Chief Information Officer. Median pay for Chief Information Officers is $146K.

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


Survey takers working as Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security report using a large range of professional skills. 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 7 percent and 10 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. 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

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: $136,449

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

With a pay rate for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (23 percent less) and Washington (8 percent less).

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
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$136,000

▼8%

▼55%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 5%