Average Ethical Hacker Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $84,770

Base Salary
$59k - $115k
$12 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$49k - $121k
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What is the highest pay for Ethical Hackers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Ethical Hacker is $115k / year

What is the lowest pay for Ethical Hackers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Ethical Hacker is $59k / year

How can Ethical Hackers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Ethical Hacker 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 an Ethical Hacker that oversees more junior Ethical Hackers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.