$76,993
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,072

Profit Sharing

$1,028

An Entry-Level Information Security Engineer earns an average salary of $77,376 per year. A skill in Security Intrusion Detection is associated with high pay for this job.

$55,205 - $109,057
$55K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,993
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90%

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$21.51 - $51.05
$22
$35
$51
MEDIAN: $35.27
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$0$115K
Salary $55,205 - $109,057
Bonus $1,016 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $577 - $13,138
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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$55,738 - $115,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 546
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $21.51 - $51.05
Overtime $34.88 - $81.09
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $1,016 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $577 - $13,138
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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$55,738 - $115,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

Job Description for Information Security Engineer

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.

Information Security Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,992

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

Information Security Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Information Security Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
26%

Skills That Affect Information Security Engineer Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
▲12%

Network Security Management
▲2%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲1%

Cyber Security
▲1%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼0%

Security Risk Management
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Security Testing and Auditing
▼2%

Computer Security
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%