The average salary for a Security Architect, IT is $122,634.
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Job Description for Security Architect, IT
An information technology (IT) security architect is responsible for the network and computer security for their company. At the early stages of the security life cycle, the security architect acts as a project leader to plan, research, and design elements of security. The security architect starts by creating a general design, planning intended features and functionality. Then, the security architect delegates tasks to members of an assigned programming team to develop the modules necessary for…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Architect, IT
The top respondents for the job title Security Architect, IT are from the companies American Airlines, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Cerner Corporation. 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 International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and General Motors Corporation, earning around $129,538 and $118,306, respectively. Cerner Corporation pays the lowest at around $85,509. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and American Airlines also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,000 and $100,796, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Security Architect, IT
IT Security & Infrastructure
Security Policies and Procedures
Security Risk Management
Network Security Management
Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, Cyber Security and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management.
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 $77,023 based on 6 salaries. An early career Security Architect, IT with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,181 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Security Architect, IT with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,486 based on 194 salaries. An experienced Security Architect, IT with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,167 based on 470 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,589.
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Employees with Security Architect, IT in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 19.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (11.2% less), Denver, Colorado (1.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.1% less).
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