A Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) earns an average salary of $76,855 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$38,000 - $190,000
(Median)
$38K
$77K
$190K
MEDIAN: $76,855
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90%

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$27.00 - $55.00
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$47
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$38,000 - $190,000  
   
Bonus
$265.53 - $195,743  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$36,625 - $200,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$47.32  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$265.53 - $195,743  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$36,625 - $200,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

A certified ethical hacker is an expert in hacking, who helps companies to realize their vulnerabilities. The work can be done for businesses or government organizations. The ethical hacker should have proficient knowledge of various operating systems and hacking techniques. It is important to continuously learn and update skills, as the world of hacking progresses quickly. Sometimes, duties relating to security training at a company will be delegated to the ethical hacker, in order to teach other employees about how they can best protect themselves. So even though much of the work of an ethical hacker is done at a computer in a solitary manner, public speaking and communication skills are also important.

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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Tasks

  • Perform application analysis, reverse engineering, malware analysis, protocol analysis, and debugging.
  • Penetrate networks or computer systems to find and fix computer security vulnerabilities.

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Experience Affects Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 80%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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