Salary Directory SF Bay Area Security Engineers

Security Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

Security Engineer Job Description

Security Engineers are responsible for the security of systems used by an organization. They're frequently tasked with designing and implementing the best strategies to protect the internal network from unauthorized access. It's also their role to routinely assess these systems for any sources of disruption or unauthorized access. Security Engineers test the vulnerability of networks against spyware, adware, phishing malware and more. They develop engineering solutions, create security policies and prevent malicious behavior to an organization's system. These engineers will know how to communicate in order to train employees on various security matters. They're knowledgeable of Linux OS, networking, Java, Python,Ruby and more. Some security engineers have CISSP, GIAC, GCIA and GCIH certifications.

Security Engineers can solve probable causes of security threats early by examining things from a security perspective. They have a good understanding of web and system application vulnerability tools, automated security patching systems, SIEM (Security Information Event Management platform, as well as host-based and network intrusion detection and prevention systems.

Living and Working in San Francisco

San Francisco is filled with technology, financial and art industries. Silicon Valley resides south of the city in the Bay Area. San Francisco is home to finance institutions such as NFX Guild and Wells Fargo. It's a popular tourist destination, which also has a huge impact on its economy. The city's sustainable energy and biomedical fields are also growing.

San Francisco offers scenic views with beautiful rolling hills, as well as Victorian homes. This city has famous landmarks to visit like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Its relaxed environment is also filled with plenty of sunny days.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Security Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$172,660
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $95,000 to a high of $230,000, with a median salary of $175,000.

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Compare Security Engineer salaries by region

Security Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. Tampa
  2. $226,666
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $182,991
  5. Seattle
  6. $172,082
  7. Austin
  8. $170,769
  9. New York
  10. $163,739
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $163,000
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $160,405
  15. Los Angeles
  16. $158,372
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $156,911
  19. Boston
  20. $156,148
  21. Atlanta
  22. $154,355
  23. Houston
  24. $149,864
  25. Denver
  26. $149,526
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $145,975
  29. Toronto
  30. C$145,211
  31. San Diego
  32. $143,461
  33. Chicago
  34. $133,571
  35. Columbus
  36. $123,333
  37. Dublin
  38. €94,250
  39. London
  40. £86,864
  41. France
  42. €60,000
  1. Tampa
  2. $226,666
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $182,991
  5. Seattle
  6. $172,082
  7. Austin
  8. $170,769
  9. New York
  10. $163,739
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $163,000
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $160,405
  15. Los Angeles
  16. $158,372
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $156,911
  19. Boston
  20. $156,148
  21. Atlanta
  22. $154,355
  23. Houston
  24. $149,864
  25. Denver
  26. $149,526
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $145,975
  29. Toronto
  30. C$145,211
  31. San Diego
  32. $143,461
  33. Chicago
  34. $133,571
  35. Columbus
  36. $123,333
  37. Dublin
  38. €94,250
  39. London
  40. £86,864
  41. France
  42. €60,000
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Where Security Engineers are highest in demand

    Security Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: