Ethical Hacker Salary

The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $99,159 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$29,590 - $588,815
$30K
$100K
$590K
MEDIAN: $100,841
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $89.00
$50
MEDIAN: $50.00
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$0$588K
Salary $29,590 - $588,815
Bonus $5,000
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,500 - $482,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$89
Hourly Rate $50.00
Overtime $53.46
Annual Data $0$482K
Bonus $5,000
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,500 - $482,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Ethical Hacker

The term "ethical hackers" describes professionals who identify flaws and vulnerabilities in security and help to protect organizations and businesses from malicious hackers. In fact, malicious hackers often "turn over a new leaf" and use their skills to protect others from the type of hacking in which they once worked. Ethical hackers work with the authorization of their employers to ensure that their hacking efforts are entirely legitimate and legal.

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Ethical Hacker 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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Ethical Hacker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Ethical Hacker?

Ethical Hacker in New York:
"It is very good and there is no stress factor."
Pros: Casual atmosphere.
Cons: Nothing.

Key Stats for Ethical Hacker

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Ethical Hacker Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$102,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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