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How much is a Cyber Security's salary?

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Bonnie’s Answer

Per salary.com the range falls between $119,930 and $151,140 yearly. Try Udacity’s free online courses to see if you have a passion for this type of work. I earned a Nanodegree there and glad I did; it provided the clarity I needed for next steps.

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Nicholas’s Answer

In the cyber security field it all depends on your position and your certifications and where you live. Entry level positions will probably pull in 40,000 starting with no experience and certifications. As you get more experience and certifications you will see that number rise drastically. On average someone who holds security+ will make around 60,000 starting if you can get CASP your are looking at around 80,000-90,000, and +100,000 with CISSP. These numbers are just starting salaries, but with experience and certifications you will see these numbers change. Location will also play a part in your wages as well. Hope this helps

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Archana’s Answer


As per the survey taken by various people on pay scale website, there is below information available about pay packages for cyber security jobs in US -

Information Security Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $72K per year. Final cash compensation to Information Security Specialists varies from around $44K to approximately $115K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $9K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Information Security Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

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Archana Jain