The average salary for a Security Engineer is C$79,554 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$50,956 - C$110,639
C$51K
C$80K
C$110K
MEDIAN: C$80,327
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50%
90%
C$0C$116K
Salary C$50,956 - C$110,639
Bonus C$986 - C$14,681
Commission C$9,826
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C$52,265 - C$116,282
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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

  • Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.
  • Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
  • 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.

Security Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$123K

$81,779

Raytheon Co.
6 profiles
$89,250

$98,500

Security Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Security Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Security Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
C$80,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 10%