The average pay for a Penetration Tester is AU$90,290 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Black Box Testing and Security Testing and Auditing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

AU$55,652 - AU$136,113
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AU$56K
AU$90K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$90,289
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AU$22.25 - AU$86.50
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Salary
AU$55,652 - AU$136,113  
   
Bonus
AU$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$49,784 - AU$162,626  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$50AU$100AU$150
Hourly Rate
AU$60.00  
   
Overtime
AU$100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Bonus
AU$5,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$49,784 - AU$162,626  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
AU$91,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Penetration Tester Salaries

Black Box Testing
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Security Testing and Auditing
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National Average
AU$91,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 81%
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