Security Administrator, IT Salary (United States)

A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $61,553 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration and Security Intrusion Detection.
Security Administrator, IT Salary (?
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$42,342 - $90,817
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MEDIAN: $61,552
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Security Administrator, IT Salary (?
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$12.95 - $35.23
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,342 - $90,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $39,866  
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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$39,497 - $91,319  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $39,866  
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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$39,497 - $91,319  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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

Houston
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New York
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Salt Lake City
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

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

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
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: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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