In the top five major metros - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia - experienced cybersecurity engineers with more than eight years of experience are earning an average annual salary of $135,000.
Cybersecurity engineers with speciality backgrounds in hot markets - for instance healthcare which is the most cyber-attacked industry - are commanding higher than average salaries.
How does a cybersecurity engineer take it to the next level in terms of pay? The obvious answer is more years of experience, and more certifications. The not so obvious answer is taking a sales job.
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