The average salary for an Entry-Level Network Security Engineer with Network Security Management skills is $65,000.
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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 that pay less than market rate include Cisco Networking, Security Intrusion Detection, IT Security & Infrastructure 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 $77,354 based on 106 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 $101,536 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,070.
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