Average Penetration Tester Salary in Australia

AU$88,959
Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
10%
A$56k
MEDIAN
A$89k
90%
A$123k

The average salary for a Penetration Tester is AU$88,959

Base Salary
AU$56k - AU$123k
Bonus
AU$100 - AU$25k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$50
Total Pay
AU$56k - AU$125k
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What Do Penetration Testers Do?

Penetration Tester Tasks
  • Conduct IT/Cyber Security assessments / penetration tests (hands-on work), as an individual, self-managed tester, or in small project teams.
  • Work with customers to determine their need for security assessments, present and explain the employed methodology, and support them with feedback and verification during mitigation.
  • Document findings for management and technical staff and recommend mitigating actions.
  • Follow industry best practice methodologies for penetration testing, and be able to use tools for a basis level assessment.
  • Search for security vulnerabilities in web applications, fat/thin client applications, and standard applications, and assess the secure configuration of operating systems and network devices.
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Gender Breakdown

Male
92.9%
Female
7.1%
This data is based on 28 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

9%

None

91%