The average salary for a Computer Security Specialist is $70,406.
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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 spe…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Computer Security Specialist
IT Security & Infrastructure
Security Intrusion Detection
Security Risk Management
Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Testing and Auditing and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection.
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Security Specialist
An entry-level Computer Security Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,264 based on 53 salaries. An early career Computer Security Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,621 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Computer Security Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,939 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Computer Security Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,109 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Computer Security Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (27.2% more) and Raleigh, North Carolina (20.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (25.6% less), Denver, Colorado (21.9% less) and Tampa, Florida (18.0% less).
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