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

IT Network Security Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $84K per year on average. Cash earnings for IT Network Security Consultants — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing — stretch from around $51K to approximately $147K. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of IT Network Security Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$53,701 - $135,133
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MEDIAN: $84,884
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$15.67 - $104.87
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$0$151K
Salary $53,701 - $135,133
Bonus $1,015 - $19,704
Profit Sharing $10.21 - $31,319
Commission $6,000
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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$50,736 - $151,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 710
Hourly Data $0$146
Hourly Rate $15.67 - $104.87
Overtime $12.38 - $146.81
Annual Data $0$151K
Bonus $1,015 - $19,704
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $10.21 - $31,319
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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$50,736 - $151,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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

  • Assess vulnerability, including preforming penetration tests.
  • Provide incident response and forensics.
  • Interface with clients and technically manage security projects.
  • Educate business about polices, procedure and standards.
  • Assist in risk analysis and mitigation techniques.

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 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.

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: $88,815

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).

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

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

▲42%

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
$89,000

▼18%

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






National Average
$89,000


Security Testing and Auditing
▼4%

Cyber Security
▼4%

Security Maintenance
▼4%


▼7%




Microsoft Exchange
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%