Average Entry-Level Information Security Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Information Security Engineer is $67,654.
MEDIAN $67,654
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$54k - $91k
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$514 - $10k
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$50k - $93k

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Job Description for Information Security Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Information Security Engineer
Information Security Manager
Security Engineer, Information Systems
Security Architect, IT
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Information Security Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Engineer

An early career Information Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $80,484 based on 449 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,002 based on 433 salaries. An experienced Information Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,674 based on 411 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,744.

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