Penetration Tester with Web Security & Encryption Skills Salary

For Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills, yearly average wages total $83K annually. Overall cash earnings for Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills stretch from $55K on the lower end to $131K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $30K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,480 - $119,977
$53K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,980
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$44.22 - $51.61
$49
MEDIAN: $49.43
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$0$126K
Salary $53,480 - $119,977
Bonus $1,077 - $12,255
Profit Sharing $805 - $29,799
Total Pay (?
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$53,676 - $126,368
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $49.43
Overtime $40.80
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $1,077 - $12,255
Profit Sharing $805 - $29,799
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,676 - $126,368
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Penetration Tester

Pay by Experience for a Penetration Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Penetration Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Penetration Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Penetration Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 32 salaries. A Penetration Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,062

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and Charlotte (+18 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Penetration Testers with Web Security & Encryption skills in New York earning a whopping 39 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲25%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$84,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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