Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $78,119
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Ethical Hackers?
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 $67,147 based on 9 salaries. An early career Ethical Hacker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Ethical Hackers Do?
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 …Read more
- Penetrate networks or computer systems to find and fix computer security vulnerabilities.
- Perform application analysis, reverse engineering, malware analysis, protocol analysis, and debugging.