Experienced Penetration Tester Salary

Experienced Penetration Testers can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $114K) surpassing six figures annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,240 - $142,608
$74K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $114,024
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Salary
$74,240 - $142,608  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$72,265 - $149,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Penetration Tester Salaries

National Average
$120,000

Security Testing and Auditing
▼3%

Network Security Management
▼3%

Web Security & Encryption
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 16%
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