Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Security Engineer is $119,921
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Engineers?
An early career Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,987 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,449 based on 9 salaries.
What Do Security Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.