Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Salary

The average salary for a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is $72,617 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$36,080 - $123,067
$36K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,617
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Salary
$36,080 - $123,067  
   
Bonus
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$35,571 - $125,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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

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

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Key Stats for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲26%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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