Security Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$71,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Latham & Watkins
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, 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, $95,288 a year or $45.81 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $126,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $72,000 per year. Most Security Engineer jobs are in Technology companies and Finance companies. California, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho 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 Location

Across America, Security Engineers make on average $95,288 annually or $45.81 hourly. The top city when it comes to Security Engineer salaries is San Francisco, CA at $122,518 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $79,000. California, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho are the states with the highest payscale for Security Engineers. The lowest earning states are Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, South Dakota, and South Carolina.

Map of Security Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Security Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Security Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Security Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Latham & Watkins and Hulu are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like eBay and Walmart report highly competitive salaries for Security Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$135,275
$135k
$125,865
$126k
$124,787
$125k
$122,897
$123k
$122,382
$122k
$121,577
$122k

Average Security Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Security Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Finance companies pay higher-than-average wages for Security Engineers. Technology companies pay their Security Engineers the highest wages, averaging $99,915 per year. Health Care companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $90,165 and $86,375, respectively. At $84,998, the average salary for Security Engineers in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$99,915
$100k
Health Care
Health Care
$90,165
$90k
Finance
Finance
$86,375
$86k
Retail
Retail
$84,998
$85k

Security Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Security Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Security Engineer can range from $77,145 to $133,124 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Security Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Amarx Search
Application Security Engineer-#2101A
04/29/2020
$223,309
Amarx Search
Application Security Engineer #2101
04/29/2020
$223,309
Management Decisions, Inc.
Security Engineer/Splunk
04/28/2020
$130,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Cloud Security Incident Response Engineer
04/20/2020
$135,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Security Engineer
04/20/2020
$145,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Application Security Engineer
04/20/2020
$120,300
Management Decisions, Inc.
Application Security Engineer
04/20/2020
$166,960
Management Decisions, Inc.
Security Engineer
04/20/2020
$130,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Security Engineer
04/20/2020
$146,090
Application Security Engineer
04/18/2020
$125,220
Show More