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. Tampa
  2. $192,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $187,814
  5. Seattle
  6. $172,107
  7. Austin
  8. $171,840
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $168,500
  11. New York
  12. $167,365
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $161,920
  15. Los Angeles
  16. $161,200
  17. Boston
  18. $158,645
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $157,225
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $154,250
  23. Atlanta
  24. $151,362
  25. Toronto
  26. C$150,314
  27. Denver
  28. $150,266
  29. Houston
  30. $149,381
  31. San Diego
  32. $146,875
  33. Columbus
  34. $144,000
  35. Chicago
  36. $131,682
  37. Dublin
  38. €97,125
  39. London
  40. £86,691
  41. France
  42. €60,000
  1. Tampa
  2. $192,000
  3. SF Bay Area
  4. $187,814
  5. Seattle
  6. $172,107
  7. Austin
  8. $171,840
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $168,500
  11. New York
  12. $167,365
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $161,920
  15. Los Angeles
  16. $161,200
  17. Boston
  18. $158,645
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $157,225
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $154,250
  23. Atlanta
  24. $151,362
  25. Toronto
  26. C$150,314
  27. Denver
  28. $150,266
  29. Houston
  30. $149,381
  31. San Diego
  32. $146,875
  33. Columbus
  34. $144,000
  35. Chicago
  36. $131,682
  37. Dublin
  38. €97,125
  39. London
  40. £86,691
  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: