$87,124
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$7,500

Profit Sharing

$4,069

The average salary for an Entry-Level Security Architect, IT is $91,842 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are IT Management and Security Risk Management.

$56,511 - $127,120
$57K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,124
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$22.15 - $74.50
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$0$132K
Salary $56,511 - $127,120
Bonus $513 - $15,406
Profit Sharing $4,069
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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$58,171 - $132,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 156
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $22.15 - $74.50
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $513 - $15,406
Profit Sharing $4,069
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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$58,171 - $132,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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

Security Architect, IT Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Architect, IT in Atlanta:
"Balance Technical Skills with People Skills."
Security is a business issue. To be effective you must be able to communicate the business value of security initiatives. In addition to being technically competent, you must have good written and verbal communications skills.

Security Architect, IT in Chicago:
"Experience trumps certification. Certs on the way out."
The CISSP is quickly becoming passe and should no longer be taken seriously.

Security Architect, IT in Oklahoma City:
"Less technology, more PowerPoint."
If you're a technology lover, this seems like a great senior title, but it's less about technology and more about explaining complex technology in PowerPoint decks.

Security Architect, IT in San Francisco:
"Career growth towards CSO or CISO."
Always negogiate the pay and title very well in the begin.

Key Stats for Security Architect, IT

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
33%

Skills That Affect Security Architect, IT Salaries

IT Management
▲28%

Security Risk Management
▲17%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲14%

Security Intrusion Detection
▲11%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲10%

Network Security Management
▲7%

Security Testing and Auditing
▲1%

National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%