Average Mid-Career Security Administrator, IT Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Security Administrator, IT is $72,671.
MEDIAN $72,671
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$50k - $97k
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$843 - $2k
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$48k - $100k

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Job Description for Security Administrator, IT

Security Administrator, IT 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.

Career Paths

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Security Administrator, IT
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Engineer
Information Security Officer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Security Administrator, IT

Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management, Microsoft Active Directory, Security Testing and Auditing and Security Policies and Procedures.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Administrator, IT

An entry-level Security Administrator, IT with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,469 based on 23 salaries. An early career Security Administrator, IT with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,547 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Security Administrator, IT with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,626 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,073.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Security Administrator, IT in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (14.5% less).

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