Highest paid cybersecurity jobs

nickn100nickn100 Member Posts: 4 ■■□□□□□□□□
What are some of the highest paid cybersecurity jobs out there? I read that bug bounty hunters, Information Security Managers/CISO/CIO, and sales engineers make the most. Is this true? Any other careers within cyber that make a lot of money?


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    trojintrojin Member Posts: 275 ■■■■□□□□□□
    experts - you are really paid for what you know and what you can - not for job title
    I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry

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    scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Which of those roles are you actually capable of doing?
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    nationalcertbdnationalcertbd Registered Users Posts: 1 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Now a days cloud related jobs give u the highest payment, but u can also try data analysis.
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,031 Admin
    Steadily make or potentially make a lot of money? Sales people and bug bounty hunters often don't make the big bucks unless they hit on a big find/sale.
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    nickn100nickn100 Member Posts: 4 ■■□□□□□□□□
    scott28tt said:
    Which of those roles are you actually capable of doing?
    I currently work as an ISSO for a government agency. I have my CISSP, PMP, BS and other lower level certs (a+, sec+, ceh). 
    I want to get into a management role so I am aiming for a managerial role. I currently make ~150k but am looking to make 200+. 
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,565 Mod

    A C-level executive can make the most (in this case a CISO), IF they're at a large enough organisation

    A top gun technical expert can also make the most if they're working for large enough company or big consultancies.

    A great sales person can make the most as well IF they're working in the right company, selling the right products AND covering the right region

    Don't think in absolutes and manager/execs/sales don't necessarily make the most. You can be a technical engineer and make a lot more given the right circumstances

    And you can be a terrible Sales person and get fired because you can't meet your quota.

    You can also be an executive and be terrible at politics or just can't find the right opportunity and end up being a low-paid CIO in a public high school, for example.

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