The average salary for a Network Security Engineer is $79,907 per year. A skill in Network Architecture / Design is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Network Security Engineer Total Pay (?
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$52,912 - $112,097
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MEDIAN: $79,906
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Network Security Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.79 - $63.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,912 - $112,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,047  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $9,060  
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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$51,859 - $117,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 672
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $63.27  
   
Overtime
$22.22 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$973 - $9,060  
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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$51,859 - $117,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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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
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Portland
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Richmond
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Norfolk
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National Average
$82,000
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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Network Security Engineer Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
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National Average
$82,000
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
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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