Information Technology Specialist with IT Security & Infrastructure Skills Salary

Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,399 - $100,739
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$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,368
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$12.99 - $31.84
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$13
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,399 - $100,739  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $9,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,970 - $98,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $31.84  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $52.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.67 - $9,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$31,970 - $98,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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The biggest paychecks can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — the median salary there is $80K.

For Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills, below-average salaries can be found at U.S. Army; in fact, average earnings are around $52K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($31K versus $81K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist

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


Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $43K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $55K. On average, Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills make $71K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,937

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Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills will find that Arlington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 86 percent. Information Technology Specialists with IT Security & Infrastructure skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+51 percent), Atlanta (+38 percent), Minneapolis (+37 percent), and New York (+36 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (8 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist Salaries

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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