Security Administrator, IT Salary (United States)

A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $61,334 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, System Administration, and Security Intrusion Detection.
Security Administrator, IT Total Pay (?
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$42,279 - $90,703
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91K
MEDIAN: $61,333
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Security Administrator, IT Total Pay (?
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$12.97 - $40.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,279 - $90,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,831  
Profit Sharing
$1,375 - $15,000  
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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$39,435 - $91,182  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $40.19  
   
Overtime
$18.85 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,375 - $15,000  
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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$39,435 - $91,182  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 561
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Job Description for Security Administrator, IT

  • Provide technical advice on access control, security models, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and security awareness training.
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and troubleshoot internal information technology security policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
  • Perform network scanning and vulnerability assessments.
  • Analyze and define security requirements for local and wide area networks.
  • Update secure configurations by routinely reviewing vendor sites, bulletins, and notifications for security information.

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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Houston
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New York
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Salt Lake City
up arrow 12%
Washington
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National Average
$61,000
Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 15%
System Administration
up arrow 12%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%
Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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