Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Penetration Tester make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$108,625 / yrTotal Pay
$89,240 / yrBase Pay
$19,385 / yrAdditional Pay

$108,625

 / yr
$14K$1M
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The estimated total pay for a Penetration Tester is $108,625 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $89,240 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,385 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Application Security Salaries with median pay of $112,965, Computer Forensics Salaries with median pay of $71,422, Information Security Engineer Salaries with median pay of $116,164, IT Security Salaries with median pay of $103,831.

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A-LIGN
4.4

A-LIGN

Penetration Tester

$72,584

 /yr
Range: $64K - $106K

$64K

$106K

$63,818 - $105,506 Range

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IBM
4.1

IBM

Penetration Tester

$118,287

 /yr
Range: $107K - $142K

$107K

$142K

$107,085 - $141,582 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Penetration Tester

$156,173

 /yr
Range: $124K - $181K

$124K

$181K

$124,072 - $181,224 Range

Coalfire
4.0

Coalfire

Penetration Tester

$106,433

 /yr
Range: $88K - $110K

$88K

$110K

$87,661 - $110,000 Range

Accenture
4.1

Accenture

Penetration Tester

$148,719

 /yr
Range: $77K - $155K

$77K

$155K

$76,577 - $155,000 Range

Northrop Grumman
4.0

Northrop Grumman

Penetration Tester

$113,744

 /yr
Range: $56K - $172K

$56K

$172K

$56,285 - $172,142 Range

Insight Global
3.9

Insight Global

Penetration Tester

$167,286

 /yr
Range: $163K - $180K

$163K

$180K

$162,856 - $180,471 Range

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RSM
4.1

RSM

Penetration Tester

$80,790

 /yr
Range: $68K - $88K

$68K

$88K

$67,500 - $88,152 Range

Hyland
3.8

Hyland

Penetration Tester

$72,655

 /yr
Range: $60K - $83K

$60K

$83K

$60,000 - $82,958 Range

Schellman
4.8

Schellman

Penetration Tester

$74,410

 /yr
Range: $74K - $120K

$74K

$120K

$74,410 - $120,075 Range

CBI - Cyber Security Solutions
3.5

$84,593

 /yr
Range: $34K - $100K

$34K

$100K

$34,083 - $100,000 Range

Veris Group
4.5

Veris Group

Penetration Tester

$132,137

 /yr
Range: $106K - $132K

$106K

$132K

$106,110 - $132,151 Range

Lake Missoula Group
2.7

Lake Missoula Group

Penetration Tester

$89,093

 /yr
Range: $48K - $140K

$48K

$140K

$48,130 - $140,000 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Penetration Tester

$139K

$177K

$138,807 - $177,425 Range

Deloitte
4.0

Deloitte

Penetration Tester

$80K

$148K

$80,385 - $147,538 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Penetration Tester

$97K

$125K

$96,558 - $124,531 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Penetration Tester - Hourly

$65

$97

$65 - $97 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Penetration Tester - Monthly

$3K

$10K

$2,866 - $9,519 Range

Bank of America
4.0

Bank of America

Penetration Tester

$94K

$152K

$94,470 - $151,602 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Penetration Tester - Monthly

$4K

$7K

$3,808 - $7,239 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Penetration Tester salaries

The national average salary for a Penetration Tester is $102,405 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Penetration Tester salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 167 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Penetration Tester employees.

The highest salary for a Penetration Tester in United States is $164,976 per year.

The lowest salary for a Penetration Tester in United States is $63,566 per year.

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