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Security Administrator in the United States

How much does a Security Administrator earn in the United States? The average Security Administrator salary in the United States is $77,483 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $66,205 and $92,992. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Troubleshoots network access problems and implements network security policies and procedures. Ensures network (LAN/WAN, telecommunications, and voice) security access and protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. Requires an associate's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.

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  1. This Job:

    Security Administrator

    2 - 5 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Information Security Manager

    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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