Entry-Level Security Administrator, IT Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level IT Security Administrators lies in the neighborhood of $56K per year. The vast majority of Entry-Level IT Security Administrators (81 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level IT Security Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,709 - $80,747
$40K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,235
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50%
90%

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$17.09 - $34.60
$17
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,709 - $80,747  
   
Bonus
$500 - $5,174  
Profit Sharing
$925  
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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$39,220 - $80,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $5,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$925  
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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$39,220 - $80,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Administrator, IT in Saginaw:
"Create associate accounts, Active Directory management."
Document processes and procedures. Create spreadsheets for on-boarding and off-boarding of associates. Maintain active directory, CRM, STAR time and billing systems. Work with team to improve processes and security of company data. Be open minded and learn from your peers. Work with the IT Security Officer on improving firm-wide security of systems, equipment, data, etc.

Key Stats for Security Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
▲16%

Network Security Management
▲15%

Security Risk Management
▲11%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲6%

Security Testing and Auditing
▲6%

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▲5%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Network Management / Administration
▼4%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%