How much does a Software Security Engineer make in the United States? The average Software Security Engineer salary in the United States is $112,482 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $102,599 and $122,689. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $102,599 10% $93,601 90% $131,981 75% $122,689 $112,482 50%(Median)
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Capital One - Falls Church , VA
F5 Network Security Engineer F5 Network Security Engineer Are you an innovative thinker who thrives ... Knowledge of Hardware and Software troubleshooting * Knowledge of Viprion Platforms * Experience ...
Capital One - 2 days ago
Capital One - Goochland , VA
At least 2 years of experience in software engineering Preferred Qualifications: * Master's Degree * One or more cyber security related professional certifications * 2+ years of experience in CI/CD ...
Capital One - 2 days ago
Koalafi - Richmond , VA
As well, the Security Engineer will work with systems and software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities. * Participate in the detection, containment, and ...
LinkedIn - 29 days ago
The Network Security Engineer Lead will be an integral member of the program and coordinating ... Testing and checking the system for weaknesses in software and hardware. Configuring and installing ...
SAIC - 14 days ago
Broadlume - Richmond , VA
Guide software engineers on secure design and code - This is primarily a core software engineering role in security (not security ops or project management/coordination) * Provide technical guidance ...
LinkedIn - 19 days ago
Cloudforce - Herndon , VA
Security Engineer Location: Client Site - Herndon, VA (Must be local to the Northern Virginia area ... Install agent software and configure applications and agents * Develop and submit firewall policy ...
LinkedIn - 49 days ago

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