A Security Engineer, Information Systems earns an average salary of $90,314 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.

$61,264 - $126,464
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MEDIAN: $90,314
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$19.22 - $75.76
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,264 - $126,464  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $13,447  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $16,341  
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$60,793 - $131,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $75.76  
   
Overtime
$37.75 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$96.96 - $13,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $16,341  
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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$60,793 - $131,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $91,822

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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 55 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries




Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$92,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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