Average Ethical Hacker Salary

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The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $84,000.
MEDIAN $84,000
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$49k - $154k
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$1k - $16k
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$40k - $199k

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Job Description for Ethical Hacker

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.
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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