Cybersecurity salaries for sales engineers are $180,000 to $220,000 in 2017

Cybersecurity engineers earn more from giving demos than from writing code.

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In the top five major metros -  New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia - experienced cybersecurity engineers with more than eight years of experience are earning an average annual salary of $135,000.

Cybersecurity engineers with speciality backgrounds in hot markets - for instance healthcare which is the most cyber-attacked industry - are commanding higher than average salaries.

How does a cybersecurity engineer take it to the next level in terms of pay? The obvious answer is more years of experience, and more certifications. The not so obvious answer is taking a sales job.

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