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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $117K annually. With some bonuses approaching $31K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $25K, overall incomes of Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security spread between $69K and $178K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length 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. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$73,008 - $157,346
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$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,824
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$11.95 - $57.78
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,008 - $157,346  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $31,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $24,534  
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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$69,020 - $178,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $57.78  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $65.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,021 - $31,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $24,534  
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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$69,020 - $178,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 results imply that Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security deploy 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 27 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft Active Directory 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

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $79K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $115K. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security see a median salary of $131K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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 27%


IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Network Architecture / Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$122,000


Project Management
up arrow 17%

Vendor Management
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 25%


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 81 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
29%

Common Health Benefits

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