The average pay for an Entry-Level Security Engineer is $76,318 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Cyber Security, Software Development, Computer Security, and Web Security & Encryption.

$51,333 - $108,295
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MEDIAN: $76,317
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$14.72 - $45.98
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,333 - $108,295  
   
Bonus
$980 - $11,963  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,422  
Total Pay (?
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$50,813 - $111,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $45.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.53  
Overtime
$21.86 - $79.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$980 - $11,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,422  
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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$50,813 - $111,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Key Stats for Security Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Security Engineer Salaries

Cyber Security
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Software Development
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Computer Security
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Web Security & Encryption
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Cisco Networking
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Network Security Management
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Security Testing and Auditing
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$77,000

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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