How much does an Ethical Hacker make in the United States? The average Ethical Hacker salary in the United States is $103,583 as of May 27, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $92,400 and $118,169. 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. 

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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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Resiliency LLC - Dulles , VA
Network Security, Computer Network Security, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Ethical Hacking, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Experience with IPS/IDS systems (E.G. snort, Zeek ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 7 days ago
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). * AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP). * Microsoft Azure. * Google Cloud Platform (GCP). TekMasters considers people our most important asset. Our goal is to ...
Upward.net - 15 days ago
Solerity, Inc. - Herndon , VA
The Client requires support specializing in penetration testing and ethical hacking, to target, assess, and exploit risk and vulnerabilities of information systems. The intent is to provide senior ...
Upward.net - 36 days ago
... Ethical Hacker CHFI - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator LPT - Licensed Penetration Tester ECSA - EC-Council Certified Security Analyst ENSA - EC-Council Network Security Administrator ECIH - EC ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 16 days ago
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). * AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP). * Microsoft Azure. * Google Cloud Platform (GCP). TekMasters considers people our most important asset. Our goal is to ...
Upward.net - 18 days ago
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). * AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP). * Microsoft Azure. * Google Cloud Platform (GCP). TekMasters considers people our most important asset. Our goal is to ...
Upward.net - 18 days ago

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Skills associated with Ethical Hacker: Penetration Testing