A Network Security Engineer earns an average salary of $86,116 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$55,045 - $122,386
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MEDIAN: $86,116
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$18.96 - $60.54
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,045 - $122,386  
   
Bonus
$484.71 - $13,478  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$52,805 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.96 - $60.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$16.00  
Overtime
$20.43 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$484.71 - $13,478  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$52,805 - $125,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,950

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Key Stats for Network Security Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Engineer Salaries








IT Security & Infrastructure
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Network Security Management
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National Average
$87,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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