Security Engineer Salary

A Security Engineer earns an average salary of $87,303 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$55,932 - $124,009
$56K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,693
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50%
90%

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$18.06 - $62.67
$18
$32
$63
MEDIAN: $31.88
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90%

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$0$130K
Salary $55,932 - $124,009
Bonus $1,003 - $15,200
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $15,383
Commission $32,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,260 - $130,503
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,057
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $18.06 - $62.67
Hourly Tips $10.53
Overtime $0.00 - $73.70
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,003 - $15,200
Commission $32,500
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $15,383
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,260 - $130,503
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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Job Description for Security Engineer

Security engineers are responsible for developing effective computing solutions to increase the security of their company's systems and projects. They are in charge of creating new ways to solve existing production security issues and must possess an advanced understanding of intrusion detection and prevention protocols. One of their main responsibilities is to handle technical problems dealing with applications and production equipment. These individuals possess exceptional incident-response skills, and a high understanding of computer forensics. They assess current workflows to determine possible future issues. As a result, they work with other engineers and professionals to deploy new strategies to contain and mitigate production problems.

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Security Engineer Tasks

  • Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.
  • Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
  • Create test plans which will allow for a proper evaluation of security issues for new hardware and software.
  • Identify security solutions and implement a multi-layered defense to protect the networks.

Common Career Paths for Security Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Security Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Security Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 586 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 398 salaries. An experienced Security Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 264 salaries. A Security Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,052

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Security Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Engineer?

Security Engineer in Wisconsin Rapids:
"Cooperate culture, flexibility, good supervisor."
Pros: I like that my supervisor works with me and trusts my judgment on regular basis. And the company works with me for my pto.
Cons: The corporate environment from the change of ownership has created a bit of hostility between offices and between coworkers.

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Key Stats for Security Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Security Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲26%

▲11%

National Average
$87,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Security Engineer Salaries



Software Development
▲6%









National Average
$87,000


Network Management / Administration
▼5%

Systems Engineering
▼9%

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%
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