Ethical Hacker Salary in the United States

How much does an Ethical Hacker make in the United States? The average Ethical Hacker salary in the United States is $96,689 as of May 31, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $86,248 and $110,297. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is an Ethical Hacker?

The term "white hat" in Internet slang refers to an ethical computer hacker, or a computer security expert, who specializes in penetration testing and in other testing methodologies that ensures the security of an organization's information systems. Ethical hacking is a term meant to imply a broader category than just penetration testing. Contrasted with black hat, a malicious hacker, the name comes from Western films, where heroic and antagonistic cowboys might traditionally wear a white and a black hat respectively. While a white hat hacker hacks under good intentions with permission, and a...

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Ethical Hacker in United States. The base salary for Ethical Hacker ranges from $86,248 to $110,297 with the average base salary of $96,689. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $90,796 to $120,784 with the average total cash compensation of $102,708.

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Job Openings for Ethical Hacker
Cyber Defense Technologies -
... Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification 2+ years of Cyber Security experience 2 or more years experience in DoD
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Cyber Defense Technologies -
... Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (ONE of the following): GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CySA+, GIC SP
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related Science degreePreference is for the candidate to have one of the followingSecurity+Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Certified ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
E Trade Financial - Arlington , VA
Keep up to date with latest testing and ethical hacking methods. Deploy the testing methodology and collect data. Report on findings to a range of stakeholders. Make suggestions for security ...
eFinancialCareers - 6 days ago
C2 Labs, Inc. - WASHINGTON , DC
BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related Science degreePreference is for the candidate to have one of the followingSecurity+Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Certified ...
Jobble, Inc. - 1 day ago
E Trade Financial - Alpharetta , GA
Knowledge of computer network exploitation, ethical hacking, penetration testing and tool development a plus Development background in Java, Perl, Python a plus Development and/or architecture ...
eFinancialCareers - 6 days ago