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

Salaries for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($117K) per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security approaches anywhere from $68K on the lower end to $177K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $31K from bonuses and upwards of $25K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,576 - $156,712

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$12.03 - $56.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,576 - $156,712  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $30,992  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $24,597  
Total Pay (?
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$67,669 - $177,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $56.62  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $64.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,004 - $30,992  
   
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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$67,669 - $177,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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, 9 percent, and 3 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. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $116K. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $131K. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $123K.

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



National Average
$123,000



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

Security Policies and Procedures
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Cisco Networking
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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$123,000


Project Management
up arrow 18%

Vendor Management
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Active Directory
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Virtualization
up arrow 26%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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