salary expectations

failedcisspfailedcissp Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
All,

as you know I have recently obtained my cissp and am looking to move forward in my career. I am currently in the washington dc area and currently make around 75k...what is a reasonable salary range I should ask for when I am looking to move employers? I have been talking with 2 recruiters and have said 90k range and they say that is no problem...i am wondering if that is too low by the way they are answering me...

I currently have 4 years of security experience (risk and governance) with a degree in computer information systems

Thanks for all your help

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  • jeman022004jeman022004 Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I would recommend salary.com to get a ballpark range and add 10%-20% if you have a security clearance. Tech Republic also posts an annual review of certifications and average salaries. That is also a good resource. I work in the DC area as well and with 4 years exp 90k should be good. You might be able to go a little highter.

    It also depends on the position. If you are going to be billed out to clients you will usually make a little more than if you are going to be providing internal services directly for the company. You either make profit for the company or you are an expense.
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  • cabrillo24cabrillo24 Posts: 137Member
    All,

    as you know I have recently obtained my cissp and am looking to move forward in my career. I am currently in the washington dc area and currently make around 75k...what is a reasonable salary range I should ask for when I am looking to move employers? I have been talking with 2 recruiters and have said 90k range and they say that is no problem...i am wondering if that is too low by the way they are answering me...

    I currently have 4 years of security experience (risk and governance) with a degree in computer information systems

    Thanks for all your help
    I don't know what your experience level is, but $90K is pretty low for that area. I'm thinking $100-$110K is expected for that area for the aveage mid-level + person (especially if you're working in the government arena)
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  • colemiccolemic Posts: 1,568Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    you need a new username. :D

    90 is on the low side. Depending on experience level, you shoot just for 110... they can always negotiate you down, but you can't negotiate them up.
    Working on: CCSP, definitely, maybe. On the twitters: @mcole1008
  • SelfmadeSelfmade Posts: 268Member
    You're worth whatever you say you are, whether or not the person on the other side of the table agrees with you or not is another thing entirely.

    I don't think anyone would disagree with what I said.
    It's not important to add reptutation points to others, but to be nice and spread good karma everywhere you go.
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