Entry-Level Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salary

The average Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultant can expect to rake in roughly $72K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultants — including $12K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $43K to $106K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultants far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,683 - $99,180
$50K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,751
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$12.16 - $64.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,683 - $99,180  
   
Bonus
$630 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,851  
Commission
$6,240  
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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$43,008 - $105,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $64.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$1.18 - $87.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$630 - $11,836  
   
Commission
$6,240  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,851  
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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$43,008 - $105,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,324

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For Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultants, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Entry-Level IT Network Security Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+7 percent), Bellevue (+5 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Irvine is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (6 percent lower) and Austin (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries

Cyber Security
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Web Security & Encryption
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Security Risk Management
0%

Security Policies and Procedures
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$72,000

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 1%

Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

Security Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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