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Cyber Security Salary for 2024

Cyber Security Salary Analysis

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Motion Recruitment’s 2024 Tech Salary Guide is here to help those in the Cyber Security industry better understand the tech job market, and with compensation data for over 120 job titles, cyber security professionals can learn how much people with similar skills are being paid in the United States and Canada.

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Cyber Security Salary and Tech Market Insights for 2024

Tech Talent Continues to be in High Demand,

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Even with layoffs at the start of the year, businesses in the United States are still constantly looking for top cyber security talent. This increasing need has led to a lack of workers with the necessary cyber security skills companies require.

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With the continued economic uncertainty, Cyber Security salary growth slowed throughout North America. However, the low unemployment rate of Cyber Security workers shows that the industry should further grow in the future.



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Cyber Security Salary FAQs

What is the average Cyber Security Salary in 2024?


The average Cyber Security salary in 2024 across North America for mid-level workers is $127,739 and for senior-level workers is $147,252.


This includes roles like Information Security Analysts, SOC Analysts and Network Security Engineers, so for more in-demand roles like Cyber Security Engineer the average increases to $141,000 for mid-level salaries and $158,000 for senior-level engineers.


How does location affect Cyber Security Salaries?


Cyber Security salaries are subject to regional variances if the role isn't 100% remote; cities like San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle are commanding up to 34% more for a cyber security salary.


How much did Cyber Security Salaries increase in 2023?


Cyber Security compensation overall increased on average by .43% year-over-year, which was below the IT industry average in 2024.


What was the reason for this year's Cyber Security Salary changes?


Much of this was driven by an adjustment from the hyperactive market of 2021 to 2022 as urgent demand drove salaries sky-high for experienced talent in a tech sector with nearly 0% unemployment. Due to this low supply, the market did see a bigger increase in the starting average for the mid-level cyber security salary due to competition for talented engineers who could help fill the void, driving a 5.3% increase year-over-year.


Cyber Security Trends and Expert Advice

“The security market unemployment rate has remained at 0% despite layoffs in other sectors, so companies have to go above and beyond to stand out. Companies need to add incentives to attract top talent like a great culture, compelling work/life balance and most of all, competitive salaries in 2024.”

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Mark Reilly


VP of Cyber Security, Motion Recruitment

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