C$70,000
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A Penetration Tester earns an average salary of C$75,000 per year.

C$42,574 - C$146,166
C$43K
C$70K
C$150K
MEDIAN: C$70,000
10%
50%
90%
C$19.50 - C$40.00
C$25
MEDIAN: C$25.00
50%
C$0C$146K
Salary C$42,574 - C$146,166
Bonus C$0.00 - C$19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$41,106 - C$107,433
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data C$0C$40
Hourly Rate C$25.00
Overtime C$10.00
Annual Data C$0C$107K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$41,106 - C$107,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Penetration Tester

The integrity of internal systems connected with the wider Internet is crucial to the operations of many organizations, from financial institutions to health care companies to government agencies. Organizations often employ cybersecurity experts to help protect their vital systems from malicious attacks. One of the basic tasks that must be accomplished to secure a system is to find where vulnerabilities exist. The penetration tester uses a wide variety of tools (some of which may be self-constructed) to probe the organization's network, attempting to find any areas which are vulnerable to attack and identifying methods by which attackers could exploit security flaws. Penetration testers also seek out and ameliorate passive threats to network integrity, such as poor password policies and user security practices.

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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.

Penetration Tester Job Listings

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 32%