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IT security specialist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $111,822
Low $68,802
High $181,741
Cash bonus
$2,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a it security specialist is $111,822 per year in the United States and $2,500 cash bonus per year.3.4k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for IT Security Specialists in United States

  1. ManTech International Corporation
    1,703 reviews9 salaries reported
    $143,054per year
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Highest paying cities for IT Security Specialists near United States

  1. Charlotte, NC
    $168,443 per year
    27 salaries reported
  2. Raleigh, NC
    $147,445 per year
    83 salaries reported
  3. Reston, VA
    $133,241 per year
    26 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $131,135 per year
    48 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $118,971 per year
    49 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $118,788 per year
    204 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $116,486 per year
    53 salaries reported
  2. Detroit, MI
    $112,331 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
    $111,586 per year
    48 salaries reported
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Where can an IT Security Specialist earn more?

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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?

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