The average pay for a Security Administrator, Computer Network is $61,781 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Security Policies and Procedures is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,749 - $90,874
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MEDIAN: $61,781
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$19.50 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,749 - $90,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,281 - $88,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$37.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$45,281 - $88,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Security Administrator, Computer Network

Security administrators are also known as computer security specialists, network security analysts, or Internet security specialists. They perform a variety of security-related tasks for their organization, such as teaching colleagues about computer security, checking for security violations, installing protective software, and taking action against cyber attacks. Once a problem is detected, security administrators are expected to quickly and accurately find a solution, providing updates to management as needed. In some cases, a security administrator may provide evidence of a cyber attack to help prosecute individuals for breaching security.

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Security Administrator, Computer Network Tasks

  • Ensure the security of services and networks connected to the public Internet, for example websites and email gateways.
  • Educate user community on measures needed to maintain security.
  • Detect, troubleshoot, and repair any breaches in security.
  • Select, deploy, monitor, and maintain Internet firewall and other security technologies.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,003

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Experience Affects Security Administrator, Computer Network Salaries



National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Security Administrator, Computer Network Salaries



Security Maintenance
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Linux
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Security Risk Management
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Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$62,000

Network Management / Administration
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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