Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Security make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$39,095 / yrTotal Pay
$36,765 / yrBase Pay
$2,329 / yrAdditional Pay

$39,095

 / yr
$27K$58K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Security is $39,095 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,765 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,329 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Security Manager

$65,636 /yr
Security Manager
$116,655 /yr
Senior Security Manager
$122,863 /yr
Security Manager IV
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Top Paying Companies

For a Security in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Security in United States. Employers include IBM, US Department of Homeland Security and Exelon.

1
IBM
$61,724/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Security in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Security in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $56,658, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $55,971, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $49,121, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $48,365, and Media & Communication with a median total pay of $40,189.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$56,658

    34% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$55,971

    33% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$49,121

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$48,365

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$40,189

    7% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Security are IBM and Amazon.

IBMIBM$61,724/yr
AmazonAmazon$51,591/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Information Technology?

Overall demand for information technology workers will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on data and technology. Individual job outlook varies by profession; demand for more specialized jobs, like cybersecurity analysts, is expected to grow significantly, while other jobs are vulnerable to outsourcing. IT jobs, which are particularly well-suited for remote work, usually require higher education or certifications and offer higher than average salaries.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Security Coordinator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$57,800

/yr

$57K | $800

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Security

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Information Security Manager

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$110,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Security

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Security

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$63,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Manager Cyber Security

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Security

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$39,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$103,300

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Identity and Access Management

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$70

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago

Security pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Security is $36,765 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Security salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2234 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Security employees.

The highest salary for a Security in United States is $53,640 per year.

The lowest salary for a Security in United States is $25,200 per year.

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