The average salary for an Experienced Network Security Engineer with Cisco Networking skills is $100,274.
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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, 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 IP Network.
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 $54,848 based on 5 salaries. An early career Network Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,152 based on 116 salaries. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,910 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,876.
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Employees with Network Security Engineer in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (1.6% less) and San Antonio, Texas (0.3% less).
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