Ethical hackers are making a solid living
As more companies are growing to see a return on investment for relying on bug bounty programs, more ethical hackers are reaping the rewards of these trusting relationships that help build stronger security.
According to research conducted by Payscale, 30 percent of those who work as ethical hackers have only one to four years of experience. The salary range in the field (largely dominated by men at 93 percent) is anywhere from $53,000 to $108,000. Not only that, but of those 229 ethical hackers who participated in the survey, 100 percent of them rated their job satisfaction at 5 out of 5. They love their work.