$92,611
Avg. Salary
$42.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$7,203

Bonus

$2,800

Profit Sharing

$18,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Information Security Engineer is $42.80 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Security Engineer is $92,611 per year.

10%
$25.67
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$42.80
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MEDIAN $42.80
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$63k
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MEDIAN $92,611
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MEDIAN: $92,611
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$0$138K
Salary $63,352 - $128,746
Bonus $1,029 - $17,877
Profit Sharing $517 - $14,681
Commission $18,000
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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$64,407 - $138,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,317
Hourly Data $0$89
Hourly Rate $25.67 - $76.60
Overtime $29.36 - $89.70
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $1,029 - $17,877
Commission $18,000
Profit Sharing $517 - $14,681
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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$64,407 - $138,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

Job Description

Many large companies have employees working in a variety of office locations, job sites, and home environments (through telecommuting). Information security engineers help maintain the integrity of all data communicated and stored throughout the business enterprise. They develop and maintain protocols for the safe use, entry, transmission, and retrieval of data and software assets at a company. They work to ensure that these security protocols are flexible enough to remain user-friendly for employees, while also ensuring that security is strong enough to meet the needs of the business.

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Information 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.


Caci International Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $96K.

Common Career Paths


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At the upper end, Information Security Engineers who move into an IT Security Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for IT Security Architects is a much higher $117K per year.

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Popular Skills


Survey takers working as Information Security Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Web Security & Encryption, Network Security Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Those educated in IT Security & Infrastructure tend to be well versed in Security Risk Management.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Information Security Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Security Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 308 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Security Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Information Security Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 235 salaries. An Information Security Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,301

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Security Engineers, 44 percent higher than the national average. Information Security Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), San Antonio (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (13 percent less) and San Diego (4 percent less).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Security Engineer?

Information Security Engineer:
I enjoyed the work at the place but after being there for a few years there were no opportunities to grow with the company and no room for advancement. Management took away positions or roles went on a freeze because of a merger. Overall the people were good to work with but I would not want to be here long term.

Information Security Engineer in Seattle:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: Many brilliant technical minds.
Cons: Traffic.

Information Security Engineer in Seattle:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: Large pool of skilled technical minds.
Cons: Traffic.

Information Security Engineer in Charlotte:
"Growing city."
Pros: Cost of living
Cons: Lower salary

Information Security Engineer in Denver:
"Outdoors."
Pros: Close to mountains.
Cons: Always sunny.

Information Security Engineer in San Jose:
"Curiosity and technical excellence."
Security requires deep technical knowledge in lots of different fields. Mastering all of those requires lots of dedication and curiosity for subtle details.

Information Security Engineer in Spokane:
"Depends."
Pros: Challenging problem solving environment with constant knowledge acquisition.
Cons: Long erratic hours and occasionally under-appreciated.

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Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲15%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$95,000

▼17%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration
▲11%

Web Security & Encryption
▲5%



Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
▲2%





National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 8%