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Security Architect, IT Salary

A Security Architect, IT earns an average salary of $112,563 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Management and Project Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$81,748 - $147,420
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$82K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,562
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$36.06 - $101.24
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$36
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,748 - $147,420  
   
Bonus
$1,474 - $23,450  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,727  
Commission
$16,968 - $18,032  
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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$85,031 - $162,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 623
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$36.06 - $101.24  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $114.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,474 - $23,450  
   
Commission
$16,968 - $18,032  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,727  
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).
)
$85,031 - $162,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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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Experience Affects Security Architect, IT Salaries



National Average
$120,000



Skills That Affect Security Architect, IT Salaries

IT Management
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Network Security Management
up arrow 6%

Computer Security
up arrow 4%

Security Risk Management
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$120,000

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 5%



Linux
up arrow 7%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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