A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $61,288 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 Security Risk Management, Security Intrusion Detection, and Network Security Management.
Security Administrator, IT Total Pay (?
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$41,010 - $88,694
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MEDIAN: $61,287
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Security Administrator, IT Total Pay (?
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$12.95 - $40.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,010 - $88,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,737  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $10,000  
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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$37,705 - $90,704  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $40.90  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $44.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,737  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $10,000  
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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$37,705 - $90,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
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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 by Experience Level for Security Administrator, IT
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$61,000
Microsoft Active Directory
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 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
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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