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Average Late-Career Information Security Engineer Salary

$117,346
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,156
Bonus
$8,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Information Security Engineer is $117,346.
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What Do Information Security Engineers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Information Security Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Testing and Auditing, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, IT Security & Infrastructure and Cyber Security.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Engineers?

An entry-level Information Security Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,236 based on 32 salaries. An early career Information Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,657 based on 407 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,939 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Information Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,464 based on 351 salaries.
Employees with Information Security Engineer in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (4.1% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,197 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
34.0%
Mid Career
34.0%
Experienced
29.3%