A Penetration Tester earns an average salary of $71,660 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Web Security & Encryption, Network Security Management, and Security Testing and Auditing.
Penetration Tester Total Pay (?
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$41,855 - $111,616
(Median)
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58K
72K
93K
110K
MEDIAN: $71,660
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Penetration Tester Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $61.28
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$41,855 - $111,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$41,407 - $117,331  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$41,407 - $117,331  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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$72,000

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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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