The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $84,000.
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Job Description for Ethical Hacker
The term "ethical hackers" describes professionals who identify flaws and vulnerabilities in security and help to protect organizations and businesses from malicious hackers. In fact, malicious hackers often "turn over a new leaf" and use their skills to protect others from the type of hacking in which they once worked. Ethical hackers work with the authorization of their employers to ensure that their hacking efforts are entirely legitimate and legal. Typically, ethical hackers begin with inf…Read more
Ethical Hacker 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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Popular Skills for Ethical Hacker
Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Security, Security Testing and Auditing, Penetration Testing and Cyber Security.
Pay by Experience Level for Ethical Hacker
An entry-level Ethical Hacker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,325 based on 15 salaries. An early career Ethical Hacker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Ethical Hacker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Ethical Hacker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,988 based on 8 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Ethical Hacker in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (1.2% more) and California City, California (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (34.5% less), San Antonio, Texas (28.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.8% less).
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