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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Penetration Tester make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$109,097 / yrTotal Pay
$81,830 / yrBase Pay
$27,268 / yrAdditional Pay

$109,097

 / yr
$54K$328K
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The estimated total pay for a Penetration Tester is $109,097 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $81,830 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 $27,268 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 $121,372, Computer Forensics Salaries with median pay of $98,651, Information Security Engineer Salaries with median pay of $119,746, IT Security Salaries with median pay of $108,269.

What are total pay estimates for a Penetration Tester at different companies?

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IBM
4.1
Penetration Tester8 salaries13,777 open jobs

$101,395

 / yr
A-LIGN
4.4
Penetration Tester7 salaries142 open jobs

$97,951

 / yr

$90,770

 / yr
Coalfire
4.0
Penetration Tester5 salaries46 open jobs

$94,565

 / yr

$101,068

 / yr
US Army
3.8
Penetration Tester3 salaries2,517 open jobs

$89,174

 / yr
Lake Missoula Group
2.7
Penetration Tester3 salaries

$93,025

 / yr

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Apple
4.2
Penetration Tester3 salaries7,530 open jobs

$117,462

 / yr

$110,357

 / yr
Schellman
4.8
Penetration Tester3 salaries29 open jobs

$80,821

 / yr
Accenture
4.1
Penetration Tester3 salaries45,227 open jobs

$99,188

 / yr

$100,195

 / yr
BPM
4.0
Penetration Tester3 salaries302 open jobs

$99,918

 / yr
Microsoft
4.4
Penetration Tester3 salaries9,477 open jobs

$118,344

 / yr
RSM
4.1
Penetration Tester3 salaries3,988 open jobs

$101,977

 / yr
Veris Group
4.5
Penetration Tester3 salaries

$103,036

 / yr
Hyland
3.8
Penetration Tester3 salaries24 open jobs

$96,708

 / yr
HackerOne
4.6
Penetration Tester3 salaries7 open jobs

$106,305

 / yr
Deloitte
4.0
Penetration Tester2 salaries106,178 open jobs

$102,900

 / yr
Capital One
4.2
Penetration Tester2 salaries2,402 open jobs

$103,138

 / yr
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Recent penetration tester Salaries

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Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Securities Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$52,000

/yr

$50K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cybersecurity Analyst

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Information System Security Officer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$161,000

/yr

$140K | $21K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$114,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Information Security Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$66,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cybersecurity Analyst

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$70,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Cybersecurity

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$4,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Personnel ANalyst

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$74,165

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cybersecurity

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$145,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Penetration Tester pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Penetration Tester is $81,830 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Penetration Tester salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 265 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Penetration Tester employees.

The highest salary for a Penetration Tester in United States is $132,818 per year.

The lowest salary for a Penetration Tester in United States is $50,416 per year.

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