Security Manager, IT Salary

The average pay for a Security Manager, IT is $100,522 per year. A skill in Security Risk Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$70,097 - $135,585
MEDIAN: $100,522

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$70,097 - $135,585  
$501 - $20,162  
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$1,000 - $14,000  
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$70,185 - $145,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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Job Description for Security Manager, IT

Security managers in information technology (IT) work for a variety of organizations, both governmental and private, by managing and supervising computer systems/software engineers, programmers, and other staff. Ultimately, they are responsible for the security of their company's computer systems and must be capable of anticipating and detecting possible breaches and intrusions using complex equipment and detection methodologies.


Security Manager, IT Tasks

  • Act as resource for security technical information and problem solving.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate internal information technology security, including technology, software, policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Work with senior management to design and implement security master plan.

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


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88 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 6%