Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Salary

A Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) earns an average salary of $70,791 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$30,201 - $133,101

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$30,000 - $128,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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.


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

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 4%