Security Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Security Engineer is $88,777 per year. A skill in Computer Security is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$58,810 - $123,501
(Median)
$59K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,777
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$18.17 - $65.08
(Median)
$18
$40
$65
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,810 - $123,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,380  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $15,115  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$58,135 - $129,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.17 - $65.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.53  
Overtime
$21.36 - $79.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,380  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $15,115  
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).
)
$58,135 - $129,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Security Engineer

Security engineers are responsible for developing effective computing solutions to increase the security of their company's systems and projects. They are in charge of creating new ways to solve existing production security issues and must possess an advanced understanding of intrusion detection and prevention protocols. One of their main responsibilities is to handle technical problems dealing with applications and production equipment. These individuals possess exceptional incident-response skills, and a high understanding of computer forensics. They assess current workflows to determine possible future issues. As a result, they work with other engineers and professionals to deploy new strategies to contain and mitigate production problems.

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Security Engineer Tasks

  • Create test plans which will allow for a proper evaluation of security issues for new hardware and software.
  • Identify security solutions and implement a multi-layered defense to protect the networks.
  • Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
  • Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,941

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Experience Affects Security Engineer Salaries




National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Security Engineer Salaries

Computer Security
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Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
0%

Security Intrusion Detection
0%

Network Security Management
0%

National Average
$91,000



Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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