Entry-Level Security Administrator, IT Salary

Entry-Level IT Security Administrators pull down an average of $56K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,416 - $81,627
$39K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,237
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50%
90%

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$17.25 - $34.57
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,416 - $81,627  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $5,122  
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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$39,041 - $81,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.25 - $34.57  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $5,122  
   
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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$39,041 - $81,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
▲16%

Network Security Management
▲15%

Security Risk Management
▲14%

Security Testing and Auditing
▲8%

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▲8%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲7%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Network Management / Administration
▼5%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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