The average pay for an Information Security Engineer is $84,665 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Security Testing and Auditing and Computer Security. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$57,099 - $121,075
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$57,099 - $121,075  
   
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$0.00 - $15,609  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $4,578  
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$56,425 - $127,357  
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Job Description for Information Security Engineer
Many large companies have employees working in a variety of office locations, job sites, and home environments (through telecommuting). Information security engineers help maintain the integrity of all data communicated and stored throughout the business enterprise. They develop and maintain protocols for the safe use, entry, transmission, and retrieval of data and software assets at a company. They work to ensure that these security protocols are flexible enough to remain user-friendly for employees, while also ensuring that security is strong enough to meet the needs of the business.
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Information Security Engineer Tasks
  • Create test plans which will allow for a proper evaluation of security issues for new hardware and software.
  • Identify security solutions and implement a multi-layered defense to protect the networks.
  • Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
  • Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$87,000
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Experience Affects Information Security Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Engineer Salaries

Security Risk Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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National Average
$87,000
Network Security Management
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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