The average salary for a Mid-Career Network Security Engineer is $87,272.
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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,…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Network Security Engineer
IT Security & Infrastructure
Network Security Management
Security Intrusion Detection
Skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Network Security Management and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection and 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 $65,121 based on 36 salaries. An early career Network Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,210 based on 367 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,280 based on 254 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,801.
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Employees with Network Security Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (14.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (16.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.8% less).
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