The average salary for an Early-Career Network Security Engineer with Network Security Management skills is $77,354.
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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
Security Intrusion Detection
Skills in Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration, Cisco Networking and IT Security & Infrastructure.
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 $65,000 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Network Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,265 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Network Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,807 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,893.
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