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Security Administrator, IT Salary (United States)

A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $61,812 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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$43,067 - $90,738
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MEDIAN: $61,811
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Security Administrator, IT Salary (?
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$13.14 - $36.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,067 - $90,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,874  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $39,594  
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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$40,312 - $90,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $36.72  
   
Overtime
$19.09 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $39,594  
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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$40,312 - $90,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Security Administrator, IT

A security administrator of information technology is responsible for managing all IT-related security and safety issues within a company. This can include developing systems and policies, as well as overseeing the implementation of procedures to secure both company and customer data. He/she also implements systems aimed toward preventing malware infections of company computer hardware.
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Security Administrator, IT Tasks
  • 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

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New York
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Denver
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Salt Lake City
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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National Average
$62,000
St. Louis
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Experience Affects Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 20%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%
Security Policies and Procedures
0%
Security Testing and Auditing
0%
National Average
$62,000
Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%