Average Experienced Network Security Engineer Salary

$101,280
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,450
Bonus
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Network Security Engineer is $101,280.
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$73k
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$101k
90%
$140k
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Salary
$73k - $140k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$405 - $8k
Total Pay
$75k - $150k

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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.

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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 $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. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,272 based on 284 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,801.
Employees with Network Security Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 18.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (17.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 791 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
46.4%
Mid Career
35.9%
Late Career
13.1%