Updated August 18, 2021
Average Hacker Salary
$82,000 yearly
$39.84 hourly

Entry level Salary
$52,000 yearly
$52,000
10 %
$82,000
Median
$129,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$129,000$10,750$62
75th Percentile$104,000$8,667$50
Average$82,875$6,906$40
25th Percentile$65,000$5,417$31
10th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25

Average Hacker Salary By State

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Hacker average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$72,707$34.962
Alaska$81,657$39.261
Arizona$68,120$32.751
Arkansas$66,743$32.09
California$95,206$45.7715
Colorado$72,718$34.96
Connecticut$93,490$44.952
Delaware$83,060$39.93
District of Columbia$106,589$51.24
Florida$84,562$40.659
Georgia$76,715$36.881
Hawaii$53,071$25.51
Idaho$59,315$28.52
Illinois$78,678$37.832
Indiana$65,602$31.54
Iowa$65,839$31.65
Kansas$78,349$37.671
Kentucky$63,362$30.46
Louisiana$60,544$29.11
Maine$95,212$45.77
Maryland$100,005$48.081
Massachusetts$97,901$47.076
Michigan$77,831$37.425
Minnesota$72,497$34.852
Mississippi$78,965$37.96
Missouri$72,743$34.972
Montana$49,814$23.951
Nebraska$76,460$36.76
Nevada$79,550$38.25
New Hampshire$88,753$42.67
New Jersey$93,990$45.192
New Mexico$81,565$39.21
New York$97,900$47.0712
North Carolina$79,688$38.311
North Dakota$85,242$40.981
Ohio$78,197$37.59
Oklahoma$66,436$31.94
Oregon$76,933$36.996
Pennsylvania$83,495$40.14
Rhode Island$89,359$42.96
South Carolina$53,775$25.85
South Dakota$67,113$32.27
Tennessee$61,026$29.341
Texas$76,857$36.959
Utah$73,223$35.201
Vermont$80,228$38.57
Virginia$82,633$39.731
Washington$101,383$48.7411
West Virginia$81,516$39.196
Wisconsin$68,315$32.84
Wyoming$64,307$30.92

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Highest Paying Cities For Hacker

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
San Francisco, CA$102,985$49.51
New York, NY$98,224$47.22
Weston, FL$83,771$40.27
Morrisville, NC$79,986$38.45
Austin, TX$77,215$37.12
Macon, GA$76,539$36.80

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How much does a Hacker make?

The average Hacker salary is $82,875 per year, or $39.84 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $52,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $129,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Maine provide the highest Hacker salaries.

Average Hacker Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$82,900$39.84-0.7%
    2021$83,400$40.12+2.6%
    2020$81,300$39.09+2.8%
    2019$79,000$38.00-3.7%
    2018$82,000$39.41+5.1%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Foreman

    Avg. salary: $45,320

    A foreman is a skilled worker in the construction industry, usually a tenured or experienced construction worker. The construction site's foremen act as the bridge between construction supervisors and construction workers. The foreman is responsible for communicating instructions from supervisors, ensuring that all workers on site are assigned tasks, and ensuring that tasks are completed within the timeline. The foreman is also responsible for checking the quality of the work the workers are doing on-site, managing workers' schedules, and budgeting for needed materials. It is important that a foreman is responsible, trustworthy, and personable.
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    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Foreman$45,321$3,777$21.794,613
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    Average Hacker Salary by Demographic

    Hacker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $86,984
    female-income
    Female Income
    $78,911
    GenderIncome
    Male$86,984
    Female$78,911
    Median Hacker Income by Race
    Asian Hackers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Hackers have the lowest average salary at $77,054.
    $85,000
    $68,000
    $51,000
    $34,000
    $17,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$81,925
    Black or African American$81,298
    Asian$84,160
    Hispanic or Latino$77,054
    Average Hacker Salary by Education Level
    Hackers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $100,939 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Hackers earn a median annual income of $86,984 compared to $76,742 for Hackers with an Associate degree.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
    $0
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    Some College/ Associate Degree$76,742
    Bachelor's Degree$86,984
    Master's Degree$100,939