Security Engineer, Information Systems Salary

A Security Engineer, Information Systems earns an average salary of $90,738 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Systems Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.

$60,348 - $127,622
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MEDIAN: $90,424
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$19.46 - $77.37
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,348 - $127,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,502  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15,659  
Total Pay (?
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$59,518 - $134,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.46 - $77.37  
   
Overtime
$38.01 - $157.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15,659  
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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$59,518 - $134,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Security Engineer, Information Systems

A security engineer for information systems holds a technical job involving the designing of new security software and infrastructure, as well as the testing of existing infrastructure to ensure there are no vulnerabilities. The job is team-oriented, since creating software solutions requires the expertise of many engineers. Although some engineers may work outdoors, a systems engineer generally spends most of their time in the office interacting with colleagues and supervisors. Almost every institution (such as finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail organizations have security engineers focused on protecting their information technology (IT) installations from incidents such as hacking. Security engineers for information systems generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required to work on complex tasks and on deadlines. If there is a security breach, the professional may need to work on demand (which may include weekends and evening hours) to fix the breach.

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Security Engineer, Information Systems Tasks

  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files and contribute in building security architecture.
  • Maintain existing capabilities and implement appropriate up to date security technologies.
  • Ensure the integrity of host computers, multiple databases and secure data transfers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Engineer, Information Systems

Pay by Experience for a Security Engineer, Information Systems has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Engineer, Information Systems with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Engineer, Information Systems with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Security Engineer, Information Systems which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 156 salaries. A Security Engineer, Information Systems with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,549

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Key Stats for Security Engineer, Information Systems

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

▲23%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$93,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 10%
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