The average salary for a Security Engineer, Information Systems is $89,349 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$60,385 - $125,997
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$60K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,349
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$19.00 - $75.00
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$19
$34
$75
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,385 - $125,997  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $14,025  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$59,642 - $130,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$33.45 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.00 - $14,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $17,500  
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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$59,642 - $130,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,605

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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries




National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries



Project Management
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Linux
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

Network Security Management
0%

Security Testing and Auditing
0%

National Average
$91,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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