Average Experienced Security Administrator, IT Salary

$79,626
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,041
Bonus
$1,350
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Security Administrator, IT is $79,626.
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$57k
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$80k
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$114k
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MEDIAN $79,626
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Salary
$57k - $114k
Bonus
$400 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$560 - $4k
Total Pay
$56k - $115k

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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.

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Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Security Administrator, IT

Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Testing and Auditing, Microsoft Active Directory 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. A mid-career Security Administrator, IT with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,671 based on 178 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 Madison, Wisconsin earn an average of 11.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (15.9% less) and Tampa, Florida (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 562 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
56.9%
Mid Career
31.7%
Late Career
7.3%