Job postings for cybersecurity openings have grown 3x as fast as openings for IT jobs overall. The average salary starts at $88,000+

Cybersecurity professionals report an annual average salary of $116,000 or approximately $55.77 per hour.That’s nearly 3x the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers. (U.S. BLS).

There are many opportunities for workers to start and advance their careers within cybersecurity. This interactive career pathway from Cyber Seek shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skill sets.


The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is a key resource of cybersecurity information focused on enhancing awareness, expanding the pipeline and evolving the field. From career resources to learning more about job profiles, NICCS is a go-to-guide on becoming a cybersecurity professional. NICCS is managed by the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CEA) within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

The nation’s primary source of occupational information, the O*NET database, contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors with summaries of tasks, skills, knowledge, abilities, etc.