Salary Directory Seattle Security / Cybersecurity Engineers

Security / Cybersecurity Engineer Salary in Seattle

Security Engineer Job Description

Security Engineers develop solutions, create security policies and prevent malicious behavior to an organization's system. They're frequently tasked with designing and implementing the best strategies to protect the internal network from unauthorized access. Their roles also involve routinely assessing these systems for any sources of unauthorized access or disruption.

Security Engineers are knowledgeable of networking, Python, Linux OS, Java and more. They test the vulnerability of networks against spyware, adware, phishing malware and more. These specialized engineers will know how to communicate in order to train employees on various security matters. They have an understanding of application vulnerability tools and automated security patching systems. Security Engineers may also have certifications like CISSP, GIAC, GCIA and GCIH. They solve the probable causes of security threats early by examining things from a security perspective. These specialized engineers also know SIEM (Security Information Event Management) platforms, as well as intrusion detection and prevention systems.

Living and Working in Seattle

Seattle is home to one of the largest ports for trade in the United States. Its expanding economy is growing in industries such as biotech and technology. This city's business and professional services market is also on the rise. It also has plenty of Internet companies like Amazon, Classmates.com and Zillow.

The Emerald City has plenty of sites to see. Its residents enjoy the calm vibe of the city, as well as the coffee shops. Seattle has landmarks like the Museum of Flight, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. It offers scenic views of mountains, evergreen forests and the water.

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Compare Security / Cybersecurity Engineer salaries by region

Security / Cybersecurity 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. SF Bay Area
  2. $191,241
  3. New York
  4. $173,482
  5. Boston
  6. $171,250
  7. San Diego
  8. $170,000
  9. Seattle
  10. $168,445
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $168,254
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $162,000
  15. Atlanta
  16. $155,000
  17. Chicago
  18. $154,274
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $153,229
  21. Phoenix
  22. $152,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$145,227
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $142,243
  27. Austin
  28. $135,466
  29. Columbus
  30. $131,306
  31. Denver
  32. $128,250
  33. Tampa
  34. $125,000
  35. Houston
  36. $123,333
  37. Dublin
  38. €105,937
  39. London
  40. £91,872
  41. Minneapolis/St Paul
  42. $80,000
  43. France
  44. €58,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $191,241
  3. New York
  4. $173,482
  5. Boston
  6. $171,250
  7. San Diego
  8. $170,000
  9. Seattle
  10. $168,445
  11. Washington D.C.
  12. $168,254
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $162,000
  15. Atlanta
  16. $155,000
  17. Chicago
  18. $154,274
  19. Philadelphia
  20. $153,229
  21. Phoenix
  22. $152,000
  23. Toronto
  24. C$145,227
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $142,243
  27. Austin
  28. $135,466
  29. Columbus
  30. $131,306
  31. Denver
  32. $128,250
  33. Tampa
  34. $125,000
  35. Houston
  36. $123,333
  37. Dublin
  38. €105,937
  39. London
  40. £91,872
  41. Minneapolis/St Paul
  42. $80,000
  43. France
  44. €58,000
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Where Security / Cybersecurity Engineers are highest in demand

    Security / Cybersecurity 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: