Penetration Tester with Web Security & Encryption Skills Salary

For Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills, annual average wages total $83K per year. Total cash compensation to Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills bottoms out near $53K and approaches $131K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,847 - $127,542
$53K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,942
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$30.00 - $51.20
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$0$130K
Salary $52,847 - $127,542
Bonus $1,007 - $12,913
Profit Sharing $805 - $29,799
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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$53,177 - $130,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $48.80
Overtime $40.80
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,007 - $12,913
Profit Sharing $805 - $29,799
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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$53,177 - $130,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay by Experience Level for Penetration Tester

Pay by Experience for a Penetration Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Penetration Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Penetration Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Penetration Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 32 salaries. A Penetration Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,956

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Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country. Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent) and Charlotte (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Penetration Tester's salary, with New York Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills earning salaries that are 40 percent less than the national average.

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲24%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$85,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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