The average pay for an Entry-Level Security Engineer is $76,553 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Computer Security, and Web Security & Encryption.

$52,171 - $109,930
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MEDIAN: $76,553
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$14.79 - $45.80
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MEDIAN: $26.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,171 - $109,930  
   
Bonus
$987 - $12,052  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
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$51,388 - $112,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 564
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $45.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.53  
Overtime
$21.21 - $60.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$987 - $12,052  
   
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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$51,388 - $112,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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.
068
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Security Engineer Salaries

Software Development
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Computer Security
up arrow 17%

Web Security & Encryption
up arrow 10%

Cyber Security
up arrow 7%


Network Security Management
up arrow 3%

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%


Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

Security Risk Management
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National Average
$77,000

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
up arrow 4%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
up arrow 10%

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: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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