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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 $111,977
Low $56,269
High $222,836
Cash bonus
$2,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a it security specialist is $111,977 per year in the United States and $2,500 cash bonus per year.3.8k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for IT Security Specialists in United States

  1. MITRE
    284 reviews24 salaries reported
    $145,335per year
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Highest paying cities for IT Security Specialists near United States

  1. Charlotte, NC
    $166,492 per year
    31 salaries reported
  2. Raleigh, NC
    $149,665 per year
    83 salaries reported
  3. Reston, VA
    $135,718 per year
    30 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $121,110 per year
    204 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $119,776 per year
    51 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $119,224 per year
    61 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $118,112 per year
    54 salaries reported
  2. Detroit, MI
    $117,933 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
    $107,107 per year
    65 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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