Average Penetration Tester Salary in Canada

C$67,563
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C$6,750
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The average salary for a Penetration Tester in Canada is C$67,563.
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C$40k
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C$68k
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C$97k
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C$40k - C$97k
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C$1k - C$20k
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C$40k - C$147k

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Job Description for Penetration Tester

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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Popular Skills for Penetration Tester

Skills in Vulnerability Assessment are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Security & Encryption, Cyber Security, Security Testing and Auditing and Penetration Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for Penetration Tester

An entry-level Penetration Tester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$50,980 based on 10 salaries. An early career Penetration Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,363 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Penetration Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,408 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Penetration Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$152,605 based on 3 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Penetration Tester in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 30.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (19.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (14.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.2%
Early Career
51.1%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
6.7%