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

Average pay for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($117K). Final cash compensation to Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security varies from around $69K to approximately $179K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $32K and $21K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,883 - $157,808
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,699
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$12.00 - $65.00
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$12
$32
$65
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,883 - $157,808  
   
Bonus
$993 - $32,299  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $20,511  
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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$68,523 - $178,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 520
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $65.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$993 - $32,299  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $20,511  
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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$68,523 - $178,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


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 27 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Network Management / Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in 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.


The relatively untested earn a median of $70K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $109K. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 $122K.

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

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Herndon:
"Understand Business Operations First Then Apply Infosec."
As a new IT Director you need to challenge your team to come up with new and innovative ideas in security best practice as opposed to you being the creator of new infosec best practice; if not, your team will become disenchanted and demotivated.

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Minneapolis:
"Never Stop Learning."
Never stop trying to learn new technologies or processes. Any additional skill you can pick up will allow you to not only grow in your current role, but to extend your reach to other areas of business. Multi-talented individuals are easier to justify keeping on staff when layoffs are needed, as they can pick up slack. Skilled workers are also easier to promote, as they can mentor and assist with a past role while being immediately useful in a new role.

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



National Average
$122,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

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

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 27%


IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Network Architecture / Design
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$122,000


Project Management
up arrow 17%

Vendor Management
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 25%

Virtualization
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%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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