Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Network Security Engineer is $66,180
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Engineers?
An early career Network Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,513 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,442 based on 237 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Network Security Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.