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

The average pay for a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) is $80,648 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 Computer Security, UNIX, Security Risk Management, and Security Policies and Procedures.
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$50,550 - $125,322

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$14.49 - $113.10

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,550 - $125,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,656  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,787  
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$47,960 - $146,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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$14.49 - $113.10  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $88.19  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,656  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,787  
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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$47,960 - $146,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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Experience Affects Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries




National Average
$84,000


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

Computer Security
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UNIX
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Linux
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Security Intrusion Detection
0%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$84,000

Cisco Networking
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Security Maintenance
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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