Network Security Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Network Security Engineer is $84,817 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Network Architecture / Design and Checkpoint. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$55,767 - $123,521
$56K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,817
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$19.33 - $61.67
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MEDIAN: $36.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,767 - $123,521  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $14,417  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
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$53,634 - $127,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 545
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$19.33 - $61.67  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $92.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$309.13 - $14,417  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$53,634 - $127,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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 by Experience Level for Network Security Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Network Security Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Security Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 291 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Security Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 193 salaries. A Network Security Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 45 salaries.

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National Average: $85,714

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Key Stats for Network Security Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$86,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%