$83,554
Avg. Salary
$39.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,931

Bonus

$3,024

Profit Sharing

$9,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) is $39.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) is $83,554 per year.

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$0$148K
Salary $54,975 - $132,880
Bonus $1,027 - $19,403
Profit Sharing $195 - $20,332
Commission $9,000
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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$51,084 - $148,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,225
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $99.52
Overtime $15.00 - $127
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $1,027 - $19,403
Commission $9,000
Profit Sharing $195 - $20,332
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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$51,084 - $148,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 187

Job Description for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Security consultants (computing/networking/information technology) often work in large organizations and educational institutions that have large digitized databases.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of IT Network Security Consultants include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Deloitte, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Accenture offers the best pay with a median salary of $105K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $69K and maxing out at just $115K. Other leaders in compensation levels are KPMG, LLP at $96K, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $84K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where IT Network Security Consultants annually earn $82K.

Also approaching the lower end are Deloitte & Touche LLP at $75K, Deloitte at $75K, and PricewaterhouseCoopers at $79K.

Common Career Paths for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)


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IT Network Security Consultants often transition into IT Security Architect positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, IT Security Architects earn $117K per year. IT Security Managers or Senior Security Consultants are common next-step roles for IT Network Security Consultants moving up in their careers; annual pay for IT Security Managers is $10K higher on average, and it's $21K higher for Senior Security Consultants.

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)


IT Network Security Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Network Security Management, Cisco Networking, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Microsoft Exchange as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Risk Management / Risk Control also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also tend to know Security Policies and Procedures and Security Testing and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Pay by Experience for a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 406 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 203 salaries. A Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,835

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Network Security Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. IT Network Security Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+23 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia IT Network Security Consultants earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Charlotte (16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)?

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Dallas:
"Consultant Stress."
Pros: The people
Cons: Won’t say

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Washington:
"A lot of travel and stress with low pay."
Pros: International work and work opportunities.
Cons: Pay is low without bonuses. Promotions are nonexistent I’ve been stuck as a consultant for six years with top reviews.

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Plainview:
"Commute can be a pain but fair."
Pros: Mostly good, lunch options are plentiful and people are nice.
Cons: Mostly the commute, though some days its not bad at all.

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Columbus:
Invest the time to learning, education, and networking.

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in San Antonio:
"Career Path."
Cyber security requirements are still evolving. Rarely is there a clear path to take for advancement.

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Seattle:
"Mind over matter; you don't mind and it does not matter."
STUDY.

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Key Stats for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries

▲46%

▲30%

▲13%

National Average
$87,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salaries







National Average
$87,000

Security Testing and Auditing
▼2%

Cyber Security
▼2%

Security Maintenance
▼2%


▼5%




Microsoft Exchange
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%