$138,790
Avg. Salary
$20.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$15,539

Bonus

$10,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security is $20.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security is $138,790 per year.

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$0$200K
Salary $82,764 - $177,261
Bonus $4,866 - $35,028
Profit Sharing $2,061 - $27,404
Total Pay (?
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$76,199 - $200,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 654
Hourly Data $0$94
Hourly Rate $14.45 - $94.02
Overtime $20.43 - $74.87
Annual Data $0$200K
Bonus $4,866 - $35,028
Profit Sharing $2,061 - $27,404
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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$76,199 - $200,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Businesses that use computers, the Internet, and/or an intranet to communicate externally and/or internally frequently have a dedicated information technology department to oversee them. The upper-level manager who oversees this department is the director of computing, networking, and information technology (IT) security. They are primarily concerned with maintaining the security and integrity of the company’s online assets. They also establish and maintain policies and procedures related to interdepartment Internet/intranet communication. Additionally, these directors ensure that all employees adhere to these procedures to protect sensitive company data.

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Common Career Paths for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


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Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security who go on to become Chief Information Officers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Chief Information Officer, an upper-level role, pays $146K.

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Job Listings

Popular Skills for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Vendor Management, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Exchange and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in IT Security & Infrastructure tend to be well versed in Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Pay by Experience for a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 203 salaries. A Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $147,824

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+27 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in Philadelphia earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Orlando and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 26 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security?

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security:
They are stuck in 1990s. With the merger of Dell all you get is "doing the needful' and there is no innovation. Even the ticket system is 5 yrs old. Boss thinks that innovation should come from the clients, and "Why patch if we can make more money after it breaks?"

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Elmsford:
"IT Director."
Pros: Lots of opportunities to learn and develop skills. Responsive and forward-thinking management. Lots of responsibility. Relaxed environment. Freedom to make impacting decisions.
Cons: Limited budget and interest for security-enhancing policies and equipment. No bonus, profit sharing, or incentive pay. Long wait for reimbursement for moving costs and expenses, still owed money after 6 months. Underpaid for given amount of responsibility and a key role in keeping the company going. I feel they should show more appreciation to hardworking employees through compensation.

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Herndon:
"Understand Business Operations First Then Apply Infosec."
As a new IT Director you need to challenge your team to come up with new and innovative ideas in security best practice as opposed to you being the creator of new infosec best practice; if not, your team will become disenchanted and demotivated.

Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security in Minneapolis:
"Never Stop Learning."
Never stop trying to learn new technologies or processes. Any additional skill you can pick up will allow you to not only grow in your current role, but to extend your reach to other areas of business. Multi-talented individuals are easier to justify keeping on staff when layoffs are needed, as they can pick up slack. Skilled workers are also easier to promote, as they can mentor and assist with a past role while being immediately useful in a new role.

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Key Stats for Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

National Average
$148,000

▼1%

▼5%

▼15%

▼58%

Skills That Affect Director, Computing/Networking/Information Technology (IT) Security Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 6%