Entry-Level Penetration Tester Salary

The average Entry-Level Penetration Tester can expect to rake in roughly $73K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Penetration Testers bottoms out near $42K and approaches $111K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $26K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,660 - $102,659
$47K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,167
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$12.72 - $51.52
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MEDIAN: $23.22
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$0$111K
Salary $46,660 - $102,659
Bonus $757 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $9.79 - $25,532
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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$42,404 - $111,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 244
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $51.52
Overtime $23.23
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $757 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $9.79 - $25,532
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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$42,404 - $111,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,890

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Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Entry-Level Penetration Testers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Penetration Testers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 41 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (35 percent lower) and New York (31 percent lower).

Penetration Tester Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Penetration Tester in Fort Washington:
"Hands On is A Must."
Practice as much as you can. Set aside time to practice new techniques every day.

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Penetration Tester Salaries



Network Security Management
▲2%

Computer Security
▲1%

National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%
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