Information Security Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Information Security Engineer is $87,661 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Testing and Auditing. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Information Security Engineer Salary (?
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$57,013 - $121,519
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MEDIAN: $87,660
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Information Security Engineer Salary (?
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$25.06 - $77.30
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,013 - $121,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,145  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $7,370  
Total Pay (?
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$56,380 - $129,263  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.06 - $77.30  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $7,370  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,380 - $129,263  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

San Francisco
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Washington
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Charlotte
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Dallas
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National Average
$90,000
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Information Security Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Information Security Engineer?
Information Security Engineer in Spokane:
"Depends."
Pros: Challenging problem solving environment with constant knowledge acquisition.
Cons: Long erratic hours and occasionally under-appreciated.

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Experience Affects Information Security Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
National Average
$90,000

Skills That Affect Information Security Engineer Salaries

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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