Penetration Tester with Security Testing and Auditing Skills Salary

Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills take home an average $82K per year. Cash earnings for Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills — including $13K in bonuses and $29K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $129K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,967 - $124,668
$51K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,816
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$10.21 - $58.72
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$0$128K
Salary $50,967 - $124,668
Bonus $993 - $13,474
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $29,087
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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$50,797 - $128,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $58.72
Overtime $31.82
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $993 - $13,474
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $29,087
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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$50,797 - $128,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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: $83,329

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For Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills, busy Arlington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+26 percent) and Charlotte (+19 percent). Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills in Salt Lake City earn salaries far below the national average by 48 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in New York and Phoenix (34 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲22%

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
$83,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%
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