Washington Penetration Testers take home an average $95K per year. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,691 - $139,800
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$66K
$95K
$140K
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Penetration Tester Salaries

Security Testing and Auditing
up arrow 7%

Web Security & Encryption
up arrow 7%

Network Security Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$95,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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