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Security engineer salary in United States

How much does a Security Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $80,240
Low $43,218
High $148,976
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a security engineer is $80,240 per year in the United States. 3.4k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Security Engineers in United States

  1. Meta
    746 reviews5 salaries reported
    $209,710per year
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Highest paying cities for Security Engineers near United States

  1. Springfield, VA
    $140,505 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $130,246 per year
    62 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $114,626 per year
    50 salaries reported
  1. Chantilly, VA
    $108,174 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $95,213 per year
    26 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $88,152 per year
    25 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $85,405 per year
    20 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $80,537 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. Omaha, NE
    $76,353 per year
    11 salaries reported
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Where can a Security Engineer earn more?

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Most common benefits for Security Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 201 ratings

58% of Security Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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