Security Administrator, IT Salary

A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $62,421 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 Risk Management.

$42,990 - $91,321
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$43K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,421
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$14.74 - $38.80
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,990 - $91,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,917  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $39,453  
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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$40,792 - $91,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $38.80  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $39,453  
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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$40,792 - $91,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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Experience Affects Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$63,000



Mainframe
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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