The average salary for a Network Security Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $91,851.
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection, Cisco Networking, Network Security Management and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Engineer
An early career Network Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,000 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,432 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,352 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Network Security Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (4.8% more) and Houston, Texas (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (32.1% less), San Antonio, Texas (14.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (11.2% less).
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