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Senior Security Consultant Salary (United States)

A Senior Security Consultant earns an average salary of $103,043 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Security Risk Management and IT Security & Infrastructure. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Senior Security Consultant Salary (?
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$69,630 - $139,616
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MEDIAN: $103,042
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Senior Security Consultant Salary (?
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$15.46 - $159.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,630 - $139,616  
   
Bonus
$850 - $19,513  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $20,250  
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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$69,743 - $151,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $159.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$850 - $19,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $20,250  
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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$69,743 - $151,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Senior Security Consultant

Senior security consultants are responsible for providing effective system security recommendations for their organization. They analyze security settings and subsequently give advice to their organization, as well as check for security risks and take specific steps to highten security levels. These consultants help minimize security risks by using specialized techniques and scripts. They also monitor user activities and suggest changes to system procedures, as well as strengthen the security of wired and wireless connections. Proficient with security tools, senior software consultants serve as expert users on different operating systems; additionally, they follow industry security standards and user privacy protocols.
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Senior Security Consultant Tasks
  • Prepare and deliver risk analysis reports based on findings.
  • Identify security risks and provide improvement suggestions.
  • Assess vulnerability of information systems through usage of various software security tools.
  • Conduct interviews to gain customer information and maintain customer relationships.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Security Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Seattle
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National Average
$109,000
Houston
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Senior Security Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$109,000

Skills That Affect Senior Security Consultant Salaries

Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
$109,000
Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%