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IT Security Specialist salary in United States

How much does an IT Security Specialist make in the United States?

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$5,000per year
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The average salary for a it security specialist is $71,897 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.4.4k salaries reported, updated at June 29, 2022.

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Top companies for IT Security Specialists in United States

  1. Exelon
    828 reviews11 salaries reported
    $172,939per year
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Highest paying cities for IT Security Specialists in United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $83,248 per year
    160 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $75,564 per year
    93 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $73,433 per year
    65 salaries reported
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    $71,232 per year
    110 salaries reported
  2. Huntsville, AL
    $69,736 per year
    36 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for IT Security Specialists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 191 ratings

70% of IT Security Specialists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Information Security Analyst

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