Average Penetration Tester Salary in Australia

AU$85,497
Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
10%
A$58k
MEDIAN
A$85k
90%
A$121k

The average salary for a Penetration Tester is AU$85,497

Base Salary
AU$58k - AU$121k
Bonus
AU$102 - AU$29k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$40k
Total Pay
AU$57k - AU$124k
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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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FAQs About Penetration Testers

What is the highest pay for Penetration Testers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Penetration Tester is A$121k / year

What is the lowest pay for Penetration Testers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Penetration Tester is A$58k / year

How can Penetration Testers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Penetration Tester is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Penetration Tester that oversees more junior Penetration Testers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.