Average Entry-Level Penetration Tester Salary

$70,324
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$48k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$95k

The average salary for a Penetration Tester is $70,324

Base Salary
$48k - $95k
Bonus
$1k - $9k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$45k - $97k
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What Do Penetration Testers Do?

Penetration Tester Tasks
  • Conduct IT/Cyber Security assessments / penetration tests (hands-on work), as an individual, self-managed tester, or in small project teams.
  • Work with customers to determine their need for security assessments, present and explain the employed methodology, and support them with feedback and verification during mitigation.
  • Document findings for management and technical staff and recommend mitigating actions.
  • Follow industry best practice methodologies for penetration testing, and be able to use tools for a basis level assessment.
  • Search for security vulnerabilities in web applications, fat/thin client applications, and standard applications, and assess the secure configuration of operating systems and network devices.
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