Network Security Engineer Salary

A Network Security Engineer earns an average salary of $85,308 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$53,752 - $117,659
(Median)
$54K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,307
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$17.92 - $62.62
(Median)
$18
$36
$63
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,752 - $117,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,299  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,132  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$53,242 - $122,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 780
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $62.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.00  
Overtime
$23.12 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,299  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,132  
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).
)
$53,242 - $122,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,061

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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Network Security Engineer Salaries







Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Network Support
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Switching and Routing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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IP Network
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$87,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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