Penetration Tester with Security Testing and Auditing Skills Salary

For Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills, yearly average wages total $82K annually. Cash earnings for Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing — stretch from around $47K to approximately $129K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills. Most 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.

$48,672 - $125,975
$49K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,770
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$10.21 - $58.72
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$38
$59
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,672 - $125,975  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$46,963 - $128,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $58.72  
   
Overtime
$38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,030 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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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$46,963 - $128,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 $77,000 based on 148 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 $102,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Penetration Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 40 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 $101,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,871

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Home to some of the best pay for Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills, Arlington offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent) and Charlotte (+18 percent). Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills in Salt Lake City bring in salaries that are 48 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (34 percent less) and Phoenix (15 percent less).

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲21%

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
$84,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%