Network Security Engineer Salary

Salaries for Network Security Engineers in the United States average out at around $84K annually, but Houston employers pay the most, offering approximately $135K on average. Network Security Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+47 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Raleigh (+15 percent), and Indianapolis (+14 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,982 - $124,924
$56K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,234
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50%
90%

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$19.07 - $61.53
$19
$37
$62
MEDIAN: $37.15
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$0$127K
Salary $55,982 - $124,924
Bonus $300.00 - $14,916
Profit Sharing $99.33 - $13,649
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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$53,131 - $127,926
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $19.07 - $61.53
Overtime $17.13 - $76.60
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $300.00 - $14,916
Profit Sharing $99.33 - $13,649
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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$53,131 - $127,926
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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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.

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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Network Security Engineer


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

National Average: $85,577

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Key Stats for Network Security Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Network Security Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$86,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 12%
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