$70,785
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,975

Profit Sharing

$2,500
A Computer Security Specialist earns an average salary of $76,667 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Computer Security, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Risk Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$40,644 - $103,594
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MEDIAN: $70,785
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$14.54 - $50.32
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$0$105K
Salary $40,644 - $103,594
Bonus $1,019 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $103 - $25,000
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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$38,996 - $105,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.54 - $50.32
Overtime $32.00
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $1,019 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $103 - $25,000
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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$38,996 - $105,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Computer Security Specialist

Computer security specialists administer, monitor, and troubleshoot security systems for companies to ensure that they are working properly, and they may also administer updates to keep systems running smoothly. Periodic testing must be carried out on the many security components within a company, so knowledge of security products such as VPN, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems are essential to success in this job. End-user security products may also be installed by computer security specialists for employees of their companies.

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Computer Security Specialist Tasks

  • Analyze and define security requirements for local and wide area networks.
  • Update secure configurations by routinely reviewing vendor sites, bulletins, and notifications for security information.
  • Recertify application, platform, and server security periodically.
  • Provide technical advice on access control, security models, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and security awareness training.
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and troubleshoot internal information technology security policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.

Common Career Paths for Computer Security Specialist


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Popular Skills for Computer Security Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Security Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Security Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Security Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Security Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Computer Security Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 34 salaries. A Computer Security Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,807

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Key Stats for Computer Security Specialist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

▲36%

▲34%

National Average
$68,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Computer Security Specialist Salaries

Computer Security
▲24%





Security Maintenance
▲3%

National Average
$68,000

Linux
▼1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 16%