Network Security Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Network Security Engineer is $79,959 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Network Support, Checkpoint, and Network Architecture / Design. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Network Security Engineer Total Pay (?
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$52,605 - $111,858
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MEDIAN: $79,958
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Network Security Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.89 - $62.95
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,605 - $111,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,834  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,863  
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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$51,745 - $117,284  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $62.95  
   
Overtime
$22.22 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,863  
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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$51,745 - $117,284  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Arlington
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Portland
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San Antonio
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Washington
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San Jose
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Richmond
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Norfolk
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Colorado Springs
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Denver
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National Average
$82,000
San Diego
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Network Security Engineer Salaries

Network Support
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
up arrow 3%
Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Switching and Routing
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IP Network
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National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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