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Penetration Tester

Penetration Tester Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $158,000 $13,166 $3,038 $76
75th Percentile $132,500 $11,041 $2,548 $64
Average $116,323 $9,693 $2,236 $56
25th Percentile $94,500 $7,875 $1,817 $45
$70,000 - $78,999
5% of jobs
$79,000 - $87,999
9% of jobs
$94,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$88,000 - $96,999
14% of jobs
$97,000 - $105,999
16% of jobs
$106,000 - $114,999
11% of jobs
The average salary is $116,323 a year
$115,000 - $123,999
11% of jobs
$132,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$124,000 - $132,999
11% of jobs
$133,000 - $141,999
5% of jobs
$142,000 - $150,999
5% of jobs
$158,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$151,000 - $159,999
6% of jobs
$160,000 - $169,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$70,000 $116,323/year $56/hour $169,000
Penetration Tester Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Oct 20, 2020, the average annual pay for a Penetration Tester in the United States is $116,323 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $55.92 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,237/week or $9,694/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $169,000 and as low as $70,000, the majority of Penetration Tester salaries currently range between $94,500 (25th percentile) to $132,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $158,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Penetration Tester varies greatly (by as much as $38,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Penetration Tester job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Penetration Tester in your area makes on average $119,079 per year, or $2,756 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $116,323. Illinois ranks number 21 out of 50 states nationwide for Penetration Tester salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Penetration Tester jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Penetration Tester on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Penetration Tester Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Penetration Tester job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $19,650 (15.6%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $24,972 (19.4%) above the $116,323 average.

Importantly, San Mateo, CA has a moderately active Penetration Tester job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Penetration Tester appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Penetration Tester role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$141,296$11,775$2,717$67.93
Berkeley, CA$136,355$11,363$2,622$65.56
Daly City, CA$135,973$11,331$2,615$65.37
Richmond, CA$132,724$11,060$2,552$63.81
Irvine, CA$131,918$10,993$2,537$63.42
Odessa, TX$129,860$10,822$2,497$62.43
Stamford, CT$129,240$10,770$2,485$62.13
Orange, CA$128,874$10,739$2,478$61.96
Bellevue, WA$128,873$10,739$2,478$61.96
San Francisco, CA$128,622$10,718$2,473$61.84

Top 5 Best Paying Related Penetration Tester Jobs in the U.S.

We found a few related jobs that pay more than jobs in the Penetration Tester category.

Some of them, like Senior Penetration Tester jobs pay just $23,642 (18.4%) more than the average Penetration Tester salary of $116,323. If you’re qualified, finding work as a Senior Penetration Tester may help you make more money than that of the average Penetration Tester position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Senior Penetration Tester$139,965$11,664$2,692$67.29
Application Penetration Tester$120,274$10,023$2,313$57.82
Pen Tester$116,135$9,678$2,233$55.83
Web Penetration Tester$115,433$9,619$2,220$55.50

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