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Average Security Engineer Salary in Canada

C$84,786
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$5,000
Bonus
C$9,826
Commission
C$5,000
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The average salary for a Security Engineer in Canada is C$84,786.
10%
CA$62k
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CA$85k
90%
CA$117k
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C$62k - C$117k
Bonus
C$2k - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$5k
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C$0 - C$10k
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C$63k - C$123k
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What Do Security Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Security Engineer

4.1 out of 5
(9)
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16Reviews

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Security Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Security Engineer
Security Architect, IT
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Security Engineers?

Skills in Cyber Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, Security Testing and Auditing and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Security Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Engineers?

An early career Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$73,447 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$94,599 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$104,126 based on 18 salaries.
Employees with Security Engineer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (8.5% more) and Kitchener, Ontario (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (16.0% less) and Waterloo, Ontario (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 86 survey responses.
Early Career
44.2%
Mid Career
34.9%
Experienced
20.9%