How much does Ethical Hacking Pay
I was quite interested in the Cyber Security field of Ethical Hacking and I was wondering how much money they usually pay. #it #hacking #cyber #cyber-defense #ethical-hacking
Well, your pay depends on a number of factors. These include education, location, experience, industry, and certifications.
This career field can be a very profitable choice as long as you have passion for hacking and an understanding of IT. You also need to strive to keep continuing to expand your knowledge such as getting certifications like the CEH (certified ethical hacker). Some of these certifications are major keys to opening the doors for this career.
Don't expect to make 6 figures for an entry level Penetration Tester job. However, that opportunity is not far away. As long as you put in the work, you will be rewarded.
Check out the resource below for a great estimate for pay scale.
You should be able to find this with a Google search. I will say that compensation for cybersecurity jobs are usually at the top of the IT / Tech industry and among those, Red Teamers (Ethical Hackers) are towards the top of that list. If you are good at Ethical Hacking you will be able to make plenty of money and, even better, define your own hours in some cases.
Please visit the following link to get more details on average salary statistics: http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/certified-ethical-hacker-salary/
There are cases where ethical hackers have made a lot of money. At New Relic we use HackerOne to pay ethical hackers for finding security vulnerabilities on our web site. We paid over $5,000 for our highest report last year. I believe there are ethical hackers who have made over $100,000 some years. You can see statistics on HackerOne: https://www.hackerone.com. Here are some places where you can practice your ethical hacking skills: Webgoat,
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That said, research your desired role and experience and research what your fair market value is. Don't lowball yourself before you have at least some idea of what your desired industry and role pays on average.