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Security Engineer, Information Systems Salary (United States)

A Security Engineer, Information Systems earns an average salary of $83,561 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.
Security Engineer, Information Systems Salary (?
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$55,239 - $120,446
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MEDIAN: $83,560
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Security Engineer, Information Systems Salary (?
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$18.35 - $70.47
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,239 - $120,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,769  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $8,726  
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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$54,075 - $124,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.35 - $70.47  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $63.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,769  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $8,726  
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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$54,075 - $124,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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 by Experience Level for Security Engineer, Information Systems

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Pay Difference By Location

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Arlington
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Orlando
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San Diego
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Denver
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National Average
$85,000
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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

Linux
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 5%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 4%
Cisco Networking
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Security Intrusion Detection
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Network Management / Administration
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Systems Engineering
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Network Security Management
0%
National Average
$85,000
Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 8%