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Security Pros Feel Underpaid, But In Some Cases Would Take A Pay Cut




Security Pros Feel Underpaid, But In Some Cases Would Take A Pay Cut
Security Pros Feel Underpaid, But In Some Cases Would Take A Pay Cut



http://www.darkreading.com/security/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226100111 

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading
July 21, 2010 

While most security professionals say their expertise entitles them to 
make more money than their counterparts in IT, nearly half would accept 
a lower salary if it was necessary to keep their job or if they were 
offered additional training, according to a new survey that will be 
released tomorrow.

The survey, conducted by Information Security Leaders, which polled 460 
security professionals between March and April, found that nearly half 
of these security pros feel they should get "a bit more" compensation 
than an IT pro at the same experience level, and another one-third say 
they are entitled to "a lot more" money.

But more than 60 percent feel they're either slightly or significantly 
underpaid for their jobs. More than 35 percent say they are paid fairly, 
less than 5 percent say they are slightly overpaid, and 3 percent say 
they are "significantly" overpaid.

While money is an obvious factor, it isn't the only key to job 
satisfaction: Forty-nine percent say they would accept less pay if it 
meant keeping their jobs. Some perks were worth lower pay, as well: 
Forty-seven percent say they'd take less money for additional training 
and education; 38 percent, for shorter hours; 37 percent, for working 
from home more frequently; 36 percent, for more vacation; and 19 
percent, for better health benefits.

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