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Cyber security professionals have one of the most important jobs in government and industry – protecting our precious data and systems from hackers, data leaks, and viruses. Cyber experts are working around the clock to keep the bad guys out and the valuable data in. But, are these critical professionals getting appropriately compensated for the work they do?

Use our cyber security salary calculator to reveal your expected salary based on your job title, years of experience within the cyber security field, geographic region, academic qualifications, and professional certifications. Still not convinced? Check out the Cyber Security Census study and explore the lives of cyber security professionals, looking at them as people in addition to potential employees.

The equations that power the Cyber Security Salary Calculator draw on research from the Cyber Security Census disruptive study, released on August 5, 2013. MeriTalk surveyed 500 cyber security professional in May of 2013. The results have a margin of error of ± 4.33% at a 95% confidence level. Surveys were completed over the web through a link from a trusted source.

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Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
GIAC Secure Software Programmer - .NET California
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst
Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)
GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
CheckPoint Certified Security Expert
CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst
Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
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GIAC Secure Software Programmer - Java (GSSP-JAVA) Utah
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)
Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP)
CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator
Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security)