"identity," "information security," and "customer service" aren't the only skills we found security administrators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of security administrator responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a security administrator. We found that 53.6% of security administrators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 7.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most security administrators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six security administrators were not college graduates.
The security administrators who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and criminal justice, while a small population of security administrators studied computer science and computer information systems.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a security administrator. We've found that most security administrator resumes include experience from Lockheed Martin, Leidos, and General Dynamics. Of recent, Lockheed Martin had 8 positions open for security administrators. Meanwhile, there are 6 job openings at Leidos and 5 at General Dynamics.
Since salary is important to some security administrators, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Bausch + Lomb, Insight Enterprises, and Randstad North America. If you were to take a closer look at Bausch + Lomb, you'd find that the average security administrator salary is $112,423. Then at Insight Enterprises, security administrators receive an average salary of $111,598, while the salary at Randstad North America is $106,483.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Apple, IBM, and State Street. These three companies have hired a significant number of security administrators from these institutions.
In general, security administrators fulfill roles in the technology and finance industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the security administrator annual salary is the highest in the insurance industry with $91,994 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the health care and finance industries pay $82,554 and $81,997 respectively. This means that security administrators who are employed in the insurance industry make 61.8% more than security administrators who work in the retail Industry.