Average Penetration Tester Salary in India

Avg. Base Salary (INR)

The average salary for a Penetration Tester is ₹595,522 in 2024

Base Salary
₹208k - ₹2m
₹3k - ₹198k
Profit Sharing
₹974 - ₹2m
₹0 - ₹70k
Total Pay
₹216k - ₹2m
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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 ₹2m / year

What is the lowest pay for Penetration Testers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Penetration Tester is ₹208k / 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.