A Security Administrator, IT earns an average salary of $65,726 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Security Risk Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$41,437 - $97,597
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$41K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,726
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$17.85 - $46.98
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$18
$25
$47
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,437 - $97,597  
   
Bonus
$533 - $8,292  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,871  
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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$41,146 - $98,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.85 - $46.98  
   
Overtime
$19.81 - $51.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$533 - $8,292  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,871  
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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$41,146 - $98,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries




IT Security & Infrastructure
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$65,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Microsoft Exchange
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Mainframe
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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