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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $120K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security runs from $71K to $182K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $33K and profit sharing that can reach almost $24K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. For the most part, Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$76,031 - $159,727
(Median)
$76K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $119,947
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$11.88 - $56.22
(Median)
$12
$22
$56
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$76,031 - $159,727  
   
Bonus
$1,489 - $33,083  
Profit Sharing
$2,043 - $24,144  
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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$70,996 - $182,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 571
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $56.22  
   
Overtime
$27.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,489 - $33,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,043 - $24,144  
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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$70,996 - $182,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


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Moving into a Chief Information Officer position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $145K annually.

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


Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 21 percent, 9 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. 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

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 $117K. For Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $134K. For some reason, Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $125,468

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

Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+38 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Orlando and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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

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



National Average
$125,000



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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Network Architecture / Design
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National Average
$125,000

Cisco Networking
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Project Management
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Vendor Management
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Microsoft Exchange
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Virtualization
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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