For Entry-Level IT Security Administrators, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,806 - $82,759
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,958
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$17.31 - $34.81
(Median)
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,806 - $82,759  
   
Bonus
$414.59 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$865  
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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$39,418 - $83,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $34.81  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$414.59 - $5,138  
   
Profit Sharing
$865  
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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$39,418 - $83,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.

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Skills That Affect Security Administrator, IT Salaries

Network Security Management
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Security Risk Management
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$55,000

Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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