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Average Salary - Security Specialist / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$107,461 USD

£84,932 GBP
New York City

$92,500 USD

$92,000 USD

£72,712 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Security Specialist / United States

Average salary for Security Specialist / United States is $107,461 USD per year. The most typical earning is $92,000 USD. All data are based on 45 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $112,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $191,700 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $125,700 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $102,800 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $125,300 USD. Employees with 12-16 Years of experience receive $125,000 USD.

Levels / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
1 100%
2.22%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
0 n/a
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
2 97.78%
4.44%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
1 93.33%
2.22%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
0 n/a
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
0 n/a
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
2 91.11%
4.44%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
3 86.67%
6.67%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
3 80%
6.67%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
4 73.33%
8.89%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
0 n/a
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
6 64.44%
13.33%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 51.11%
4.44%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
3 46.67%
6.67%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 40%
4.44%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
2 35.56%
4.44%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
2 31.11%
4.44%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
1 26.67%
2.22%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
2 24.44%
4.44%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 20%
2.22%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 17.78%
2.22%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
1 15.56%
2.22%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
1 13.33%
2.22%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
2 11.11%
4.44%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 6.67%
2.22%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 4.44%
2.22%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
1 2.22%
2.22%

Gender / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Women 3 $191,700 USD
2 Men 30 $112,200 USD

Education / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 14 $125,700 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 17 $102,800 USD
3 Some College 13 $95,900 USD
4 Doctorate Degree 1 $80,800 USD

Experience / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 8 $125,300 USD
2 12-16 Years 9 $125,000 USD
3 2-4 Years 7 $123,000 USD
4 16-20 Years 3 $118,200 USD
5 8-12 Years 5 $87,800 USD
6 4-8 Years 11 $86,900 USD
7 1-2 Years 1 $50,000 USD
8 0-1 Year 1 $47,000 USD

Age / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 46-50 3 $175,000 USD
2 36-40 8 $145,400 USD
3 31-35 3 $139,000 USD
4 51-55 4 $125,300 USD
5 21-25 3 $97,000 USD
6 41-45 7 $92,900 USD
7 56-60 1 $80,800 USD
8 26-30 4 $78,500 USD
9 n/a 12 $74,500 USD

Work Type / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 40 $112,400 USD
2 Self Employed 1 $100,000 USD
3 Contract 4 $59,800 USD

States / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Georgia 3 $166,700 USD
2 Washington State 5 $152,600 USD
3 District Of Columbia (DC) 1 $135,000 USD
4 New Mexico 1 $130,000 USD
5 Pennsylvania 1 $118,000 USD
6 California 5 $115,200 USD
7 Kansas 1 $110,000 USD
8 Ohio 3 $105,500 USD
9 Massachusetts 2 $105,100 USD
10 Louisiana 1 $103,000 USD
11 New York State 2 $92,500 USD
12 Missouri 2 $90,000 USD
13 Utah 1 $90,000 USD
14 New Hampshire 1 $90,000 USD
15 Texas 6 $87,000 USD
16 Minnesota 3 $73,900 USD
17 Illinois 1 $73,000 USD
18 Florida 3 $65,000 USD
19 Maryland 1 $47,000 USD

Cities / Security Specialist / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Tacoma 1 $200,000 USD
2 Atlanta 3 $166,700 USD
3 Seattle 4 $140,800 USD
4 --Other-- 2 $135,300 USD
5 Washington DC 1 $135,000 USD
6 Albuquerque 1 $130,000 USD
7 Los Angeles 4 $121,500 USD
8 Pittsburgh 1 $118,000 USD
9 Kansas City 1 $115,000 USD
10 Houston 1 $110,000 USD
11 Wichita 1 $110,000 USD
12 Cleveland 3 $105,500 USD
13 Boston 2 $105,100 USD
14 San Antonio 2 $103,500 USD
15 Shreveport 1 $103,000 USD
16 New York City 2 $92,500 USD
17 Salt Lake City 1 $90,000 USD
18 San Francisco 1 $90,000 USD
19 Manchester, United States 1 $90,000 USD
20 Arlington 2 $87,500 USD
21 St. Paul 1 $80,800 USD
22 Chicago 1 $73,000 USD
23 Minneapolis 2 $70,400 USD
24 Tampa 1 $70,000 USD
25 St. Louis 1 $65,000 USD
26 Miami 2 $62,500 USD
27 Baltimore 1 $47,000 USD
28 Austin 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

12/12  Ciso (Man)
Posted 18 May 2023

What I do?

"Manage Security Strategy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tacoma Some College 2-4 Years Expert $200,000 USD

11/12  Cybersecurity Analyst (Man)
Posted 23 November 2021

What I do?

"Information Systems security. Cybersecurity governance, risks, and compliance. Risk Management Framework Vulnerability assessment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years Expert $194,000 USD

10/12  It Compliance Analyst (Man)
Posted 30 October 2021

What I do?

"IT Risk Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert $133,000 USD

9/12  Manager (Man)
Posted 24 March 2021

What I do?

"CISM, IAM architecture, design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $195,000 USD

8/12  Cost Analyst (Man)
Posted 25 September 2020

What I do?

"Analyze projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Arlington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $81,000 USD

7/12  Information Security Consultant (Man)
Posted 06 May 2020

What I do?

"Information security architecture. security surveys. regulatory compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $110,000 USD

6/12  Cyber Security Specialist (Man)
Posted 26 August 2019

What I do?

"Cyber security specialist working with IT assets for government institution."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Some College 8-12 Years n/a $118,000 USD

5/12  Risk Manager (Woman)
Posted 12 August 2019

What I do?

"Security and privacy audits, Data protection reviews, set policy and standards."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $210,000 USD

4/12  Security Specialist (Man)
Posted 13 September 2018

What I do?

"Multilingual security professional with 15years of experience working with a myriad of industries among Fortune 500 companies on governance, risk and compliance, auditing, network security, security architecture, and business continuity management. Passion for new and emerging technologies, along with the challenges and paradigm shifts they bring."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $100,000 USD

3/12  Director (Man)
Posted 30 March 2018

What I do?

"The Group Leader, Security Engineering and Operations is responsible for building and maintaining a team that designs, supports, monitors and troubleshoots core Information Security tools and technologies. The Engineering portion of the team is responsible for the design and build aspects of Information Security Technologies to help with the implementation of the Information Security Strategic Plan based on company and industry security standards. The Operations portion of the team is responsible for managing, monitoring and maintenance of information security devices such as Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Threat Detection Tools and Web Content Filtering technology."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $185,000 USD

2/12  Cyber (Man)
Posted 14 August 2017

What I do?

"Cyber Security Analyst Information Security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Antonio Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

1/12  ISSE (Man)
Posted 23 July 2017

What I do?

"Cyber Security Engineering, I don't know what else to put here."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Albuquerque Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $130,000 USD


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