Security Engineer, Information Systems Salary

A Security Engineer, Information Systems earns an average salary of $86,279 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$56,214 - $121,570
(Median)
$56K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,278
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90%

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$18.55 - $75.26
(Median)
$19
$34
$75
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,214 - $121,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $9,328  
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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$54,823 - $126,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $75.26  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $63.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $9,328  
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).
)
$54,823 - $126,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Security Testing and Auditing
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Cisco Networking
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Systems Engineering
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

Security Risk Management
0%

National Average
$87,000

Network Security Management
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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 105 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 8%
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