Average Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Salary

$81,179
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$5,500
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$9,759
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The average salary for a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is $81,179.
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$44k
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$81k
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$128k
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What Do Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)s Do?

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Tasks
  • Penetrate networks or computer systems to find and fix computer security vulnerabilities.
  • Perform application analysis, reverse engineering, malware analysis, protocol analysis, and debugging.

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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)s?

Skills in Cyber Security and Network Security Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Security, Penetration Testing and IT Security & Infrastructure.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)s?

An entry-level Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,227 based on 23 salaries. An early career Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,554 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,944 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 4.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (31.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 85 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.1%
Early Career
56.5%
Mid Career
10.6%
Experienced
5.9%