The average salary for a Security Engineer, Information Systems is $83,077 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Security Engineer, Information Systems Total Pay (?
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$54,268 - $118,102
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MEDIAN: $83,076
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Security Engineer, Information Systems Total Pay (?
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$17.70 - $69.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,268 - $118,102  
   
Bonus
$-0.44 - $13,087  
Profit Sharing
$1,248 - $10,244  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$53,385 - $122,051  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$15.20 - $61.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.44 - $13,087  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,248 - $10,244  
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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$53,385 - $122,051  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
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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
Los Angeles
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Arlington
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San Antonio
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San Diego
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Denver
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Dallas
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$84,000
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Experience Affects Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Security Engineer, Information Systems Salaries

Linux
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Systems Engineering
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Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$84,000
Network Security Management
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 9%
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