Experienced Penetration Tester Salary

Salaries for Experienced Penetration Testers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Penetration Testers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Experienced Penetration Testers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,063 - $140,081
MEDIAN: $103,911

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Salary $69,063 - $140,081
Bonus $309.13 - $19,392
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$67,598 - $145,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Penetration Tester Job Listings

Key Stats for Penetration Tester


13 %
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Penetration Tester Salaries

Network Security Management

Security Testing and Auditing

Web Security & Encryption

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


13 %
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%