Unveiling Ethical Hacker Salaries: The Truth Behind the 1 Million Per Annum


Lots of people are confused to choose a career in ethical hacking due to salary matter. Maybe you are one of them.

As per my experience, You a career should be based on your interest, not a salary.

Happiness is more important than money any day

~Jack White

Another quotation on money and happiness.

Happiness, not gold or prestige, is the ultimate currency.”
—Tal Ben-Shahar

You can get unlimited happiness if you choose to work as per your interest.

In another hand, you will get lots of money along with stress, tension, insomnia if you choose work having interest only in money.

But hacking is a great deal because you will earn name, fame, superiority, ordinarily and much more along with money.

Know facts about Ethical hacking salary, You can get more than 1 million per Anum. In this article, I will show you a minimum and maximum ethical hacking salary. It depends on skills, experience and analyzing the power of any computer system. If you are looking for ethical hacking trainer WhatsApp +91-9999778951

Ethical Hacking salary as per Naukri.com

I searched for some keyword related ethical hacking and cybersecurity on naukri.com on 10th August 2019.

Keywords were: CEH, ethical hacking, OSCP, vulnerability, information security, penetration testing, information security consultant,

The total job posted in the last 30 days is 17918 jobs only in India. I shocked when seeing this result because it is more than the developer and other jobs.

Ethical hacking jobs are posted on naukri.com at month on July

I figured out the posted jobs as per salary and categorized as per below table.

1.0 – 3 Lakhs4596
2. 3 – 6 Lakhs 8768
3.6 – 10 Lakhs7883
4.10 – 15 Lakhs4666
5.15 – 25 Lakhs 3143
6.25 – 50 Lakhs 1326
7.50 – 75 Lakhs 214
8.75 – 100 Lakhs 59
9.100 + Lakhs 60

I am going to post screenshots of salary and number posts, which was filtered by naukri itself.

Have a look.

Average Ethical hacking salary on naukri.com

Ethical Hacking salary as per timesjobs.com

Later I decided to use another portal to check the ethical hacking salary. There is another popular portal in India is timesjobs.com

I searched the same keywords as mentioned above. I want to share with what had I got at that time.

Ethical hacking jobs posted on timesjobs portal are more than naukari.com. but these jobs have less salary.

The total jobs were posted on tmesjobs are 49304 in last month onward. If you will search you can filter by 3 days, 1 weak, 1 month or 2 months.


The result is given below

1.0 – 2 Lakhs4825
2.2 – 4 Lakhs 47331
3.4 – 6 Lakhs 1050
4.6 – 10 Lakhs 493
5.10 – 15 Lakhs 54
6.15 – 25 Lakhs 12
7.25 – 50 Lakhs 13

Average Ethical Hacking Salary as per Payscale

Payscale is an organization which invites salary holders to share salary amount and experience.

They want to provide a better result for those who confuse to choose a career on the base of money or interest.

It helps career seekers to choose a better option for their life.

As per this organization, a certified ethical hacker will get an average salary in India

Rs. 4,20,000/-


An entry-level Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of Rs 405,883 based on 166 salaries.

An early career Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 359,825 based on 191 salaries.

A mid-career Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 900,000 based on 24 salaries.

An experienced Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 1,132,911 based on 8 salaries.



By now you can understand, it is better to choose a career as an ethical hacker. If you have planned to learn ethical hacking then you must visit how to become ethical hacker

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Ethical hacking salary is not fixed it depends on skills, experience and analyzing power.

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