IT Security Specialist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$55,873

Most common benefits

Cash bonus
$5,000per year
Others
Referral Program
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The average salary for a it security specialist is $55,873 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.6.6k salaries reported, updated at January 22, 2022.

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Highest paying cities for IT Security Specialists in United States

  1. Reston, VA
    $132,770 per year
    32 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $117,531 per year
    48 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $114,858 per year
    39 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $112,359 per year
    159 salaries reported
  2. Fort Meade, MD
    $107,084 per year
    47 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $105,964 per year
    48 salaries reported
  1. Huntsville, AL
    $102,543 per year
    30 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $99,157 per year
    27 salaries reported
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
    $95,819 per year
    175 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for IT Security Specialists

  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health savings account
  • Military leave
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
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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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