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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $117K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security runs from $67K to $178K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $31K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security survey respondents are men (79 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,390 - $157,614
(Median)
$72K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $117,131
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$12.00 - $57.00
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$12
$21
$57
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,390 - $157,614  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $31,175  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $24,597  
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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$67,447 - $178,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $57.00  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $64.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,004 - $31,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $24,597  
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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$67,447 - $178,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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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Popular Skills for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security report using a deep pool of skills 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 26 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Active Directory and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also tend to know 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.


In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $75K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $116K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $131K. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $123K.

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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 26%


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
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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
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%
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