The average salary for a Security Manager, IT is $104,384.
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Job Description for Security Manager, IT
Security managers in information technology (IT) work for a variety of organizations, both governmental and private, by managing and supervising computer systems/software engineers, programmers, and other staff. Ultimately, they are responsible for the security of their company's computer systems and must be capable of anticipating and detecting possible breaches and intrusions using complex equipment and detection methodologies. IT security managers direct their staff to install and calibrate …Read more
Security Manager, IT Tasks
- Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
- Work with senior management to design and implement security master plan.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate internal information technology security, including technology, software, policies, application security, access control, and corporate data safeguards.
- Act as resource for security technical information and problem solving.
- Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
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Popular Skills for Security Manager, IT
IT Security & Infrastructure
Security Policies and Procedures
Security Risk Management
Network Security Management
Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Security.
Pay by Experience Level for Security Manager, IT
An entry-level Security Manager, IT with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $80,904 based on 6 salaries. An early career Security Manager, IT with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,641 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Security Manager, IT with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,279 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Security Manager, IT with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,191 based on 181 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,993.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Security Manager, IT in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (19.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.2% less).
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