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, Other, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $178,478
  3. Seattle
  4. $165,784
  5. New York
  6. $160,713
  7. Austin
  8. $157,786
  9. Boston
  10. $154,896
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $154,410
  13. Atlanta
  14. $153,250
  15. Minneapolis/St Paul
  16. $147,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $146,749
  19. Chicago
  20. $145,907
  21. San Diego
  22. $140,916
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $139,285
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $133,363
  27. Toronto
  28. C$127,161
  29. Denver
  30. $119,625
  31. Dublin
  32. €103,333
  33. London
  34. £84,074
  35. France
  36. €62,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $178,478
  3. Seattle
  4. $165,784
  5. New York
  6. $160,713
  7. Austin
  8. $157,786
  9. Boston
  10. $154,896
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $154,410
  13. Atlanta
  14. $153,250
  15. Minneapolis/St Paul
  16. $147,000
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $146,749
  19. Chicago
  20. $145,907
  21. San Diego
  22. $140,916
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $139,285
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $133,363
  27. Toronto
  28. C$127,161
  29. Denver
  30. $119,625
  31. Dublin
  32. €103,333
  33. London
  34. £84,074
  35. France
  36. €62,000
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Where Security Engineers are highest in demand

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