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Systems Security Administrator

2008 Average Salary Range: $73,500 to $103,500

The 2008 salary range is an increase of 4 percent over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $70,500 to $99,750.

The 2006 salary range was an increase of 3.9 percent over this job’s 2005 salary range, which was $67,500 to $92,750.

Add 12 percent for Cisco network administration skills, 10 percent for LINUX/UNIX administration skills and 10 percent for Check Point firewall administration skills.

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

Salary levels are, approximately 7 percent to 20 percent higher in the Northeast, about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware), average to modestly lower in the Midwest and South, and 5 percent to 25 percent higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in following cities they are:



Boston, Mass. 24% higher
Stamford, Conn. 30% higher
New York, N.Y. 41% higher
Washington, D.C. 30% higher
Philadelphia, Penn. 15% higher
Atlanta, Ga. 15% higher
Miami, Fla. 15% higher
Chicago, Ill. 23% higher
Dallas/Houston, Texas 5% higher
Irvine, Calif. 25% higher
Los Angeles, Calif. 25% higher
San Diego, Calif. 21% higher
San Francisco, Calif. 30% higher
San Jose, Calif. 27% higher
Seattle, Wash. 18% higher

Job Types

» Chief Technology Officer   
» Applications Development: Developer/Programmer   
» Business Systems Analyst   
» Database Manager   
» Senior Web Developer   
» Networking/Telecommunications: Network Engineer   
» Project Manager   
» Systems Security Administrator   
» Help Desk Manager

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.

This article was originally published on Datamation.

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