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Security Architect, IT Salary (United States)

A Security Architect, IT earns an average salary of $111,603 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Management, Project Management, and Network Security Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Security Architect, IT Salary (?
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$81,207 - $146,018
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MEDIAN: $111,603
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Security Architect, IT Salary (?
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$34.52 - $102.50
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,207 - $146,018  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $24,213  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $11,335  
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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$85,012 - $161,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.52 - $102.50  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $115.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,026 - $24,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $11,335  
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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$85,012 - $161,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Security Architect, IT

An information technology (IT) security architect is responsible for the network and computer security for their company. At the early stages of the security life cycle, the security architect acts as a project leader to plan, research, and design elements of security. The security architect starts by creating a general design, planning intended features and functionality. Then, the security architect delegates tasks to members of an assigned programming team to develop the modules necessary for the final security structure. After the pieces have been created, the security architect integrates the security modules and begins testing the final security structure to ensure it behaves as intended. The IT security architect then develops the company policies and procedures for how their company's employees will use the security systems. After researching possible authentication protocols, the security architect selects a scheme to use and implements the selected protocols.
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Security Architect, IT Tasks
  • Research, design, and oversee implementation of information technology, systems, and policies for information security in support of business needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Architect, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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San Jose
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Austin
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New York
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Seattle
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Boston
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Columbus
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Chicago
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Phoenix
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Dallas
0%
National Average
$120,000
Atlanta
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Portland
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Denver
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Experience Affects Security Architect, IT Salaries

National Average
$120,000

Skills That Affect Security Architect, IT Salaries

IT Management
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Project Management
up arrow 18%
Network Security Management
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Security Risk Management
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Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%
UNIX
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IT Security & Infrastructure
0%
National Average
$120,000
Security Testing and Auditing
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Linux
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Cisco Networking
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Security Maintenance
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%