Updated August 18, 2021
Average Security Architect Salary
$110,000 yearly
$53.15 hourly

Entry level Salary
$82,000 yearly
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$147,000$12,250$71
75th Percentile$128,000$10,667$62
25th Percentile$94,000$7,833$45
10th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39

Average Security Architect Salary By State

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Security Architect average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$123,625$59.44468
New Hampshire$109,086$52.45347
New Jersey$120,323$57.852,139
New Mexico$112,366$54.02332
New York$127,605$61.353,330
North Carolina$106,431$51.172,297
North Dakota$106,240$51.08218
Rhode Island$102,071$49.07208
South Carolina$74,145$35.65674
South Dakota$84,919$40.83145
West Virginia$109,661$52.72236

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Highest Paying Cities For Security Architect

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
San Francisco, CA$138,553$66.61
New York, NY$128,545$61.80
Seattle, WA$124,854$60.03
Washington, DC$123,868$59.55
Edison, NJ$120,600$57.98
Boston, MA$113,282$54.46

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How much does a Security Architect make?

The average Security Architect salary is $110,544 per year, or $53.15 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $82,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $147,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Washington provide the highest Security Architect salaries.

Average Security Architect Salary Over Time

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    How Much Do Security Architects Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Security Architect salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Hospitality, Health Care, and Technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Security Architects. For example, Security Architects make a whopping average salary of $124,427 while working for Hospitality companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $114,387 at Health Care companies and $111,314 at Technology companies. But Security Architects may want to avoid working in the Government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $92,218.
    RankIndustryAverage Security Architect SalarySecurity Architect Salary Range
    2Health Care

    High Paying Security Architect Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Information Assurance Engineer

    Avg. salary: $99,311

    Information assurance engineers are responsible for protecting an organization's data. They act as a team of security specialists that use their skill in securely operating and keeping data to protect the organization's most essential asset. Their main role is to guarantee the quality, security, and retrievability of the organization's information. Also, they outline security systems that make certain the integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility of data. Additionally, they secure IT infrastructure, maintain hardware and software updated, establish security standards, and monitor threats like breaches.
    102,226 Information Assurance Engineer Jobs
    Information Systems Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $71,225

    An information systems security officer's role is to perform preventive measures to protect a company's data and systems from hackers or cyber-attacks. Their responsibilities revolve around assessing the existing security measures to identify any vulnerabilities or inconsistencies, recommending and implementing changes to improve security systems, and developing new strategies and programs for data protection. There are also instances when an information systems security officer must manage and maintain information in databases, train new employees, and create new security policies, all while adhering to the company's vision and mission.
    184,905 Information Systems Security Officer Jobs
    Information Security Engineer

    Avg. salary: $90,503

    An information security engineer specializes in designing and developing systems to protect company and customer data from hackers or any cyber attacks. Their responsibilities revolve around coordinating with different departments to identify their needs, assess existing programs to identify any areas needing improvement, monitor network and system for any problems, and implement preventive measures for protection. Should there be any breaches, it is essential to resolve them right away and conduct an investigation to prevent it from happening again. Furthermore, it is necessary to assist employees in utilizing security systems to ensure smooth workflow.
    116,004 Information Security Engineer Jobs
    Information Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $115,625

    Information security officers are responsible for planning and implementing policies to safeguard an organization's computer network and data from different types of security breaches. Their duties typically include identifying computer network vulnerabilities, developing and executing a plan to secure and protect the network, and tracking computer network usage to ensure adherence to security policies. In addition, information security officers are also expected to conduct penetration tests to look for flaws and work closely with the IT and management departments to improve security.
    131,857 Information Security Officer Jobs
    Information Security Manager

    Avg. salary: $119,570

    An information security manager is primarily in charge of overseeing the security systems established to protect a company's data from hackers or cyber-attacks. Their responsibilities revolve around monitoring networks for any security breaches, designing and developing new security systems, and improving existing ones when necessary. They may also perform research and analysis to determine company needs, provide instructional materials, and produce progress reports. Furthermore, as an information security manager, it is essential to provide technical support to employees, all while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.
    106,439 Information Security Manager Jobs
    Network Security Engineer

    Avg. salary: $78,779

    A network security engineer is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of all the organization's network systems, conducting regular configuration and maintenance to avoid unauthorized access and suspicious activities that may pose risks for the company's integrity. Network security engineers manage security threats and strategize resolutions to mitigate the reoccurrence of security issues. They also develop security enhancement recommendations, update network infrastructure, and monitor system activities. A network security engineer should have excellent communication and technical skills, as well as a strong command of programming languages and system codes.
    78,716 Network Security Engineer Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Information Assurance Engineer$99,312$8,276$47.75102,226
    Information Systems Security Officer$71,225$5,935$34.24184,905
    Information Security Engineer$90,504$7,542$43.51116,004
    Information Security Officer$115,626$9,635$55.59131,857
    Information Security Manager$119,571$9,964$57.49106,439
    Network Security Engineer$78,780$6,565$37.8778,716
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    Security Architect Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Security Architect can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Security Architects The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Google and Microsoft as they offer the highest salaries for Security Architects.

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    Recently Added Security Architect Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    USAANetwork Security Architect-Staff Level (Remote Optional)San Antonio, TX12/29/2021$135,200
    Us BankCloud Security Architect-Mergers & Acquisitions-RemoteNore, MN12/29/2021$117,385
    ZillowPrincipal Security ArchitectOlympia, WA12/28/2021$143,200
    SalesforceSecurity ArchitectSan Francisco, CA12/28/2021$179,400
    SignalfxProfessional Services Regional Practice Architect, Security (Public Sector)Seattle, WA12/28/2021$135,000
    Salesforce.com, Inc.Security ArchitectSeattle, WA12/26/2021$179,400
    Salesforce.com, Inc.Security ArchitectRaleigh, NC12/26/2021$179,400
    Salesforce.com, Inc.Security ArchitectDallas, TX12/26/2021$179,400
    Salesforce.com, Inc.Security Architect/Product Security Architect-Security AssuranceAtlanta, GA12/26/2021$170,000
    Salesforce.com, Inc.Security ArchitectChicago, IL12/26/2021$179,400

    Average Security Architect Salary by Demographic

    Security Architect Gender Pay Gap

    Male Income
    Female Income
    Median Security Architect Income by Race
    Asian Security Architects have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Security Architects have the lowest average salary at $105,427.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$109,149
    Hispanic or Latino$105,427
    Average Security Architect Salary by Education Level
    Security Architects with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $125,549 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Security Architects earn a median annual income of $114,025 compared to $105,146 for Security Architects with an Associate degree.
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree$105,146
    Bachelor's Degree$114,025
    Master's Degree$125,549