Ethical Hacker Salary in the US

$82,300
per year
per month
$6,860
per month
per year
Bonus
$15,500/year
Profit Sharing
$7,500/year
Bonus
$1,290/month
Profit Sharing
$630/month

Ethical Hacker - Average Salary

The average salary for an Ethical Hacker is $82,300 per year ($6,860 per month), which is $28,810 (+54%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Ethical Hacker can expect an average starting salary of $57,350. The highest salaries can exceed $157,380.
$57,350
Low
$82,300
Average salary
$157,380
High
$4,780
Low
$6,860
Average salary
$13,120
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$117,400
$234,780
Salary$57,350 - 157,380
Bonus$10,500 - 59,400
Profit Sharing$0 - 18,000
Total Pay$67,850 - 234,780
$0
$9,790
$19,570
Salary$4,780 - 13,120
Bonus$880 - 4,950
Profit Sharing$0 - 1,500
Total Pay$5,660 - 19,570

Ethical Hacker Salary Range

Low
$57,350
Average salary
$82,300
Senior
$110,320
High
$157,380
Low
$4,780
Average salary
$6,860
Senior
$9,190
High
$13,120
Among Ethical Hackers in the U.S., entry level ethical hackers have lower salaries, while certified ethical hackers and ethical hackers working at companies like Google and Facebook enjoy the highest salaries.

Ethical Hacker - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)$87K/year
+6% 
Entry Level Ethical Hacker$69K/year
 -16%

Ethical Hacker - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Ethical Hacker with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $69,350 per year. A mid level Ethical Hacker with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $104,670, while a Senior Ethical Hacker with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $112,890. Ethical Hackers with more than 20 years of experience earn $119,370 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Ethical Hacker

Late Career▲ +45%
Senior▲ +37%
Mid Level▲ +27%
Average Salary$82,300/year
Entry Level▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
11%
Male
89%

Ethical Hacker - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Ethical Hacker jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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