The average salary for a Cyber Security Engineer is $96,117.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Cyber Security Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Cyber Security Engineer are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Sentek Global and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Sentek Global where the average pay is $116,222. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Co. and The MITRE Corporation, earning around $107,349 and $101,750, respectively. Leidos pays the lowest at around $75,000. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $87,225 and $95,252, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Cyber Security Engineers?
IT Security & Infrastructure
Security Risk Management
Skills in Cyber Security, Security Risk Management, 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 IT Security & Infrastructure.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cyber Security Engineers?
An entry-level Cyber Security Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,881 based on 111 salaries. An early career Cyber Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,758 based on 591 salaries. A mid-career Cyber Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,801 based on 424 salaries. An experienced Cyber Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,683 based on 427 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,888.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Cyber Security Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.6% more) and Arlington, Virginia (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (4.4% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (2.1% less).
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