$132,114
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$15,283

Profit Sharing

$5,034

Salaries for Late-Career IT Security Architects are generous, with average pay above six figures ($134K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career IT Security Architects, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Late-Career IT Security Architects (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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$64.56 - $154
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$0$206K
Salary $105,887 - $172,981
Bonus $4,913 - $37,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
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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$112,642 - $206,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$153
Hourly Rate $64.56 - $154
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$206K
Bonus $4,913 - $37,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
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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$112,642 - $206,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 the final security structure. After the pieces have been created, the security architect integrates the security modules and begins testing the final security structure to ensure it behaves as intended. The IT security architect then develops the company policies and procedures for how their company's employees will use the security systems. After researching possible authentication protocols, the security architect selects a scheme to use and implements the selected protocols.

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Security Architect, IT Tasks

  • Research, design, and oversee implementation of information technology, systems, and policies for information security in support of business needs.

Security Architect, IT Job Listings

Key Stats for Security Architect, IT

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Security Architect, IT Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
▲11%

Security Risk Management
▲5%

UNIX
▲4%

IT Management
▲4%

National Average
$146,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼1%

Network Security Management
▼2%

Security Intrusion Detection
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼5%

Security Testing and Auditing
▼7%

Security Maintenance
▼9%

Cisco Networking
▼10%

Linux
▼10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%