Salary Report

Information Technology Job

IT Security:
Threat Testing and
ID Access

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

10 Years

Raise +1 Year

$1,890 at 1.56%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 10 Years: $121,360 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $110,893 & $131,828; and, 5% of Jobs top $146,905.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$248,119 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $151,810
5% $146,905
10% $141,257
25% $131,828
33% $127,973
50% $121,360
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 10 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $119,410 $123,310
25% $116,416 $126,305
33% $114,747 $127,973
50% $110,893 $131,828
67% $106,240 $136,481
95% $90,911 $151,810
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 10 Years Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
9 Years $119,291 $2,070 at 1.74%
10 Years $121,360 $1,890 at 1.56%
11 Years $123,250 $1,738 at 1.41%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $69,285 at the low experience of Entry Level; $107,585 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $121,195 at the top experience of 9 Years and 11 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 10 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top



Security of information technology operations, with threat testing and ID access, is the position's primary responsibility.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • IT Security,
    Cybersecurity, Infosec or Information Technology (IT) Security;
  • Threat Testing,
    Ethical Hacker, Penetration Testing, Threat Testing, Vulnerability Testing, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), Kismet, Metasploit, Nessus, Nikto or Nmap;
  • Identity Access,
    Access Authorization, Credentials, Identity Accreditation, Identity Authentication, PKI, IdM (Identity Management), IAM (Identity and Access Management), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification), CA Identity Suite, F5, NetIQ, Palo Alto Networks firewall, Ping or SailPont IdentityIQ.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
4.6% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
30.7% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
33% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
5.3% of job descriptions;
Management Consulting,
Accounting, Big X Consulting or Management Consulting,
3.9% of job descriptions;
2.8% of job descriptions;
UNIX Shell,
Bourne Shell, C Shell, Korn Shell, Shell, Shell Scripts or UNIX Shell,
2.9% of job descriptions;
Google App Engine (GAE),
2.8% of job descriptions;
AWS (Amazon Web Services),
18.6% of job descriptions;
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker),
11.1% of job descriptions;
OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional),
40.5% of job descriptions;
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),
10.4% of job descriptions.


United States of America