Entry-Level Security Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Security Engineer is $76,345 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Computer Security, Software Development, and Web Security & Encryption.

$51,882 - $108,751
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$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,345
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$15.00 - $46.16
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$26
$46
MEDIAN: $26.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,882 - $108,751  
   
Bonus
$987 - $11,937  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$51,343 - $112,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $46.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.53  
Overtime
$21.13 - $60.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$987 - $11,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$51,343 - $112,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Key Stats for Security Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Security Engineer Salaries

Computer Security
▲17%

Software Development
▲16%

Web Security & Encryption
▲11%

Cyber Security
▲6%


Network Security Management
▲4%



Cisco Networking
▲2%


National Average
$77,000

Security Risk Management
▼1%

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▼4%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%