The average pay for a Security Architect, IT is $106,974 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Security Architect, IT Total Pay (?
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$79,273 - $140,694
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MEDIAN: $106,974
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Security Architect, IT Total Pay (?
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$34.77 - $102.28
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,273 - $140,694  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $23,616  
Profit Sharing
$957 - $10,809  
Total Pay (?
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$82,714 - $157,556  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$34.77 - $102.28  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $115.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,002 - $23,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$957 - $10,809  
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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$82,714 - $157,556  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 548
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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 Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Security Architect, IT Salaries

National Average
$116,000

Skills That Affect Security Architect, IT Salaries

Security Risk Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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$116,000
Security Testing and Auditing
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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