Average Network Security Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Network Security Engineer is $85,371.
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$56k - $127k
$962 - $16k
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$275 - $8k
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$54k - $134k

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Job Description for Network Security Engineer

Network Security Engineer Tasks
  • Maintain firewall, virtual private network, web, and email security programs, protocols, and security.
  • Maintain physical and code environment to protect servers, switches, and entire information technology (IT) system while balancing overall load.
  • Monitor and log security concerns and incidents, and generate reports and track performance.

Job Satisfaction for Network Security Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Network Security Engineer are from the companies DataComm Networks, Cisco Systems Inc and Alutiiq, Llc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $118,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lockheed Martin Corp and Alutiiq, Llc., earning around $114,882 and $109,544, respectively. DataComm Networks pays the lowest at around $60,000. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Cisco Systems Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,000 and $82,504, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Security Engineer

Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Network Security Management, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Engineer

An entry-level Network Security Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,846 based on 35 salaries. An early career Network Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,783 based on 365 salaries. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,272 based on 285 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,280 based on 266 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $112,489.
Employees with Network Security Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (12.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (26.9% less), San Antonio, Texas (7.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.5% less).

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