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What is the salary of a IT Security Specialist?

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This really depends on a number of factors, but one thing about the IT industry overall is that titles are vague and somewhat misleading. An IT Security Specialist at one company may be called an IT Security Analyst at another or an IT Security Engineer / Architect at yet another. That being said, Zip Recruiter shows that the National average for Cyber Security Salaries based on 2019 data is a little over 107,000/year. The range goes from a little over $40,000 to over $300,000 annually. However, Glassdoor shows the national average for IT Security Salaries at just under $80,000 per year, ranging from $58,000 to $106,0000. Indeed specifically claims the an IT Security Specialist averages around $112,000 annually. So take these numbers with a grain of salt and remember that titles aren't always indicative of actual responsibilities or salaries.

Ken recommends the following next steps:

  • Look at sites such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Zip Recruiter, and Indeed. Their numbers will vary but you may get a better picture by comparing as many sources as you can.