The average salary for a Network Security Engineer with Cisco Networking skills is $84,304.
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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, Security Intrusion Detection and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average.
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. An experienced Network Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,274 based on 77 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 Austin, Texas earn an average of 30.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (15.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.1% less), San Antonio, Texas (4.2% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.5% less).
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