With the growing number of almost fully automated jobs, the need for cyber security professionals is growing. There are many highest paying cyber security jobs.

Chief Information Security Officer A chief information security officer (CISO) is an executive who is in charge of a company’s information and data security.

The salary starts from $105,000 and up to $225,000

Cloud Engineer A cloud engineer is a professional responsible for any technical tasks related to cloud computing. Salary can start at $79,000 and goes up to $159,000

An information security manager is a professional who is in charge of designing and implementing security systems that protect a company’s computer networks. Salary: from $77,000 to around $150,000.

Security Architect A security architect is a cyber security professional who is responsible for the maintenance of a company’s computer system.  Salary: $79,000 and up to $139,000 per year.

A director of information security is a professional who is in charge of designing, implementing, managing, and allocating all information security measures within a company. Salary: between $67,000 and $157,000.

A network security engineer is a professional who protects your network from existing bugs and future threats. Salary: between $57,000 and $128,000

A penetration tester is a professional who is usually hired by a company to test and assess weaknesses or threats to their information security system. Salary: between $57,000 and $136,000.

Working in cyber security comes with many perks, one of them being the (often) hefty or handsome salary.

In addition to these high paying jobs, there are many more that have median salaries well above average. However, we’ve chosen a few ones that stand out.