Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salary

The average pay for a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) is $81,465 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are UNIX, Security Risk Management, Security Testing and Auditing, Network Security Management, and Security Policies and Procedures.
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$51,518 - $126,021
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$52K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,464
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$14.51 - $115.72
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$15
$36
$120
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,518 - $126,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,758  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,635  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$48,533 - $148,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 896
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $115.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$11.74 - $87.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,758  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,635  
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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$48,533 - $148,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Security consultants (computing/networking/information technology) often work in large organizations and educational institutions that have large digitized databases.

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Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Tasks

  • Educate business about polices, procedure and standards.
  • Assist in risk analysis and mitigation techniques.
  • Interface with clients and technically manage security projects.
  • Assess vulnerability, including preforming penetration tests.
  • Provide incident response and forensics.

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National Average: $83,923

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Experience Affects Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries

UNIX
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Security Maintenance
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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$84,000

Network Management / Administration
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Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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