Penetration Tester with Security Testing and Auditing Skills Salary

The average Penetration Tester with Security Testing and Auditing skills can expect to rake in roughly $81K annually. Final cash compensation to Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills varies from around $52K to approximately $129K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $29K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,972 - $120,353
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$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,965
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$10.07 - $59.60
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$0$127K
Salary $54,972 - $120,353
Bonus $515 - $12,913
Profit Sharing $817 - $29,361
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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$54,849 - $127,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $59.60
Overtime $38.64
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $515 - $12,913
Profit Sharing $817 - $29,361
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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$54,849 - $127,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Penetration Tester Job Listings

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 $77,000 based on 148 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 $102,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Penetration Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 40 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 $101,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,211

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

With a pay rate for Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills that is 36 percent greater than the national average, Arlington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+27 percent) and Charlotte (+20 percent). Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Penetration Testers with Security Testing and Auditing skills in Salt Lake City bring in salaries that are 48 percent lower than the national average. New York and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 34 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Penetration Tester

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Penetration Tester Salaries

Experienced
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲23%

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$82,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 7%