Salary Directory Seattle Security Engineers

Security 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 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. SF Bay Area
  2. $180,263
  3. Seattle
  4. $169,816
  5. Austin
  6. $166,014
  7. New York
  8. $161,162
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $159,232
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $157,875
  13. Boston
  14. $157,552
  15. Atlanta
  16. $157,016
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $154,348
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $152,406
  21. Toronto
  22. C$138,049
  23. Denver
  24. $137,064
  25. San Diego
  26. $135,250
  27. Chicago
  28. $135,240
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $133,833
  31. Dublin
  32. €96,903
  33. London
  34. £86,096
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $180,263
  3. Seattle
  4. $169,816
  5. Austin
  6. $166,014
  7. New York
  8. $161,162
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $159,232
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $157,875
  13. Boston
  14. $157,552
  15. Atlanta
  16. $157,016
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $154,348
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $152,406
  21. Toronto
  22. C$138,049
  23. Denver
  24. $137,064
  25. San Diego
  26. $135,250
  27. Chicago
  28. $135,240
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $133,833
  31. Dublin
  32. €96,903
  33. London
  34. £86,096
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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: