SECURITY ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$96,000
$70,000
Min 10%
$96,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a security engineer make?
Security Engineers in America make, on average, $96,453 a year or $46.37 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $131,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $70,000 per year. Most Security Engineer jobs are in Internet companies and Professional companies. California, New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, and Washington are some of the states with the best Security Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Security Engineer is 2.2 years.

Average Security Engineer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Security Engineer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Security Engineers are Internet companies and Professional companies. Companies like Nvidia or Boston's Gourmet Pizza Sports will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Intuit and RCM Technologies report highly competitive salaries for Security Engineers.

Average Security Engineer Salary By Location

Security Engineers in the United States of America make on average $96,453 a year or $46.37 per hour. Security Engineers make the most in Cupertino, CA at about $113,877 per year. The Cupertino, CA average entry-level salary for Security Engineers is $74,000. California, New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, and Washington are the highest paying states. On the other hand, Ohio, Kentucky, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alaska report the lowest wages for Security Engineers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Cupertino, CA
$113,877
2
Seattle, WA
$103,039
3
Philadelphia, PA
$102,497
4
Edison, NJ
$102,345
5
New York, NY
$102,060

Average Security Engineer Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Security Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Internet companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Security Engineers. Salaries for Security Engineers in Internet companies average $99,427 annually, while Health Care companies and Technology companies pay $95,863 and $94,421, respectively. The types of companies that pay Security Engineers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $90,785.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$99,427
2
Health Care
$95,863
3
Technology
$94,421
4
Hospitality
$93,817
5
Professional
$93,417

RECENTLY ADDED Security Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Request Technology, LLC
Security Engineer
10/31/2019
$95,000
Austin Fraser
Security Engineer
10/31/2019
$180,000
Sky Systems, Inc.
Security Engineer
10/30/2019
$114,785
Robert Half Technology
Security Engineer
10/28/2019
$104,350
Robert Half
Security Engineer
10/28/2019
$104,350
Workbridge Associates
Security Engineer
10/25/2019
$125,000
Averity
Security Engineer
10/24/2019
$160,000
ACI Federal
Security Engineer
10/24/2019
$73,671
Randstad
Security Engineer
10/23/2019
$208,700
Randstad
Security Engineer
10/23/2019
$104,350
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