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Network Security Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Network Security Engineer is $82,920 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Office, Network Support, and Checkpoint. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$51,643 - $115,326
(Median)
$52K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,920
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$15.47 - $63.07
(Median)
$15
$36
$63
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,643 - $115,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,194  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,293  
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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$51,075 - $119,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $63.07  
   
Overtime
$23.25 - $82.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,293  
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).
)
$51,075 - $119,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Network Security Engineer

A network security engineer is an essential part of any large (and many mid-sized) business' overall technology team. A network security engineer is involved in the provisioning, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of network- and security-related hardware and software. These include firewalls, routers, switches, various network monitoring tools, and VPNs (virtual private networks). These engineers also regularly perform network-based security risk assessments, and they occasionally help design new infrastructure solutions as a company expands or replaces its system architecture.

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Network Security Engineer Tasks

  • Monitor and log security concerns and incidents, and generate reports and track performance.
  • Maintain physical and code environment to protect servers, switches, and entire information technology (IT) system while balancing overall load.
  • Maintain firewall, virtual private network, web, and email security programs, protocols, and security.

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Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 4%

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Security Policies and Procedures
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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IP Network
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%