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

Compensation for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($134K). Cash earnings for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security — which occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $64K to approximately $189K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$77,423 - $168,723
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MEDIAN: $135,653
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$14.45 - $90.67
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$0$189K
Salary $77,423 - $168,723
Bonus $2,760 - $30,571
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $20,161
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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$65,558 - $189,726
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 297
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $14.45 - $90.67
Overtime $44.53
Annual Data $0$189K
Bonus $2,760 - $30,571
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $20,161
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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$65,558 - $189,726
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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

  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Work with senior management to design and implement security master plan.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate internal information technology security, including technology, software, policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
  • Act as resource for security technical information and problem solving.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.

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: $145,256

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 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.

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

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

▲1%

National Average
$145,000

▼3%

▼14%

▼58%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 4%