Security Manager, IT Salary

The average salary for a Security Manager, IT is $101,587 per year.

$70,691 - $136,164
MEDIAN: $101,587

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$70,691 - $136,164  
$486.45 - $20,533  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $13,906  
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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).
$70,422 - $146,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Security Manager, IT

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,910

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Experience Affects Security Manager, IT Salaries

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Skills That Affect Security Manager, IT Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Computer Security
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Network Security Management
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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