$84,895
Avg. Salary
$34.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,023

Bonus

$1,900

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Network Security Engineer is $34.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Network Security Engineer is $84,895 per year.

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$19.09
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$34.71
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$67.94
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MEDIAN $34.71
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$56k
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$124k
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MEDIAN $84,895
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MEDIAN: $84,895
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$0$128K
Salary $55,599 - $123,538
Bonus $506 - $14,912
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $7,284
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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$53,947 - $128,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,038
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $19.09 - $67.94
Overtime $18.02 - $74.50
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $506 - $14,912
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $7,284
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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$53,947 - $128,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

Job Description for Network Security Engineer

A network security engineer is an essential part of any large (and many mid-sized) business' overall technology team. A network security engineer is involved in the provisioning, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of network- and security-related hardware and software. These include firewalls, routers, switches, various network monitoring tools, and VPNs (virtual private networks). These engineers also regularly perform network-based security risk assessments, and they occasionally help design new infrastructure solutions as a company expands or replaces its system architecture.

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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.

Network Security Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$114K

$82,504

$91,000

Common Career Paths for Network Security Engineer


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Network Security Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Security Engineer. Median pay for Security Engineers is $87K.

Network Security Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Network Security Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Network Architecture / Design, Checkpoint, Security Testing and Auditing, and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Network Support. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know Cisco Networking, Security Intrusion Detection, and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Network Security Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Security Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 291 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network 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 $89,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 193 salaries. A Network 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 $117,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

45%

18%

13%

7%

5%

-1%

National Average: $85,928

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

Network Security Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Network Security Engineer?

Network Security Engineer in Washington:
"Amazing."
Pros: It would have to be the sights in the city
Cons: Probably the traffic

Network Security Engineer in Ridgeland:
"I enjoy it."
Pros: Has plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby
Cons: Nothing

Network Security Engineer in San Antonio:
"Study More."
Regardless of how much time it takes, get more training.

Network Security Engineer in Woonsocket:
"Discovering Self Learning."
Be open to finding learning experience opportunities with colleagues and people in similar fields. Mentor ship becomes harder and harder to find once you become more advanced in your field. Do your best to not stay stale.

Network Security Engineer in Houston:
"A Start As Network Security."
While not required, a broad range of knowledge in Server OS, Server hardware, networking, routing, switching and security will make you shine in this position.

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Key Stats for Network Security Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$86,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%