Average Security Architect, IT Salary

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The average salary for a Security Architect, IT is $121,581.
MEDIAN $121,581
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$84k - $158k
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$85k - $177k

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Job Description for Security Architect, IT

Security Architect, IT Tasks
  • Research, design, and oversee implementation of information technology, systems, and policies for information security in support of business needs.
The top respondents for the job title Security Architect, IT are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Cerner Corporation and American Airlines. Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $140,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Motors Corporation and Deloitte, earning around $118,306 and $108,000, respectively. Cerner Corporation pays the lowest at around $82,900. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and American Airlines also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,000 and $100,796, respectively.

Career Paths

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Security Architect, IT
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Popular Skills for Security Architect, IT

Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, Cyber Security and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Architect, IT

An entry-level Security Architect, IT with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,902 based on 7 salaries. An early career Security Architect, IT with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,821 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Security Architect, IT with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,519 based on 206 salaries. An experienced Security Architect, IT with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,743 based on 490 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,079.
Employees with Security Architect, IT in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (0.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.6% less).

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