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DHS Cybersecurity Service employees receive comprehensive compensation and benefits packages.
Entry Track
Experience and Expertise Description

Entry-level professionals starting new cybersecurity careers

Covered Career Level
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
Potential Salary

$61,200 – $91,080

Note: Maximum includes a 10% local cybersecurity talent market supplement, which is only available in certain geographic areas, including Metro Washington, DC.
Developmental Track
Experience and Expertise Description

Cybersecurity professionals with some experience and still developing their technical expertise

Covered Career Level
  • Associate Cybersecurity Specialist
Potential Salary

$74,000 – $110,000

Note: Maximum includes a 10% local cybersecurity talent market supplement, which is only available in certain geographic areas, including Metro Washington, DC.
Technical Track
Experience and Expertise Description

Experienced cybersecurity professionals applying fully-formed technical expertise or skills that are extremely rare and specialized in a variety of individual contributor roles

Covered Career Levels
  • Senior Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Staff Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Principal Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Senior Principal Cybersecurity Specialist
Potential Salary

$94,400 – $216,260

Note: Maximum includes a 10% local cybersecurity talent market supplement, which is only available in certain geographic areas, including Metro Washington, DC.
Leadership Track
Experience and Expertise Description

Experienced cybersecurity professionals applying fully-formed technical expertise to manage the work of others, from small project teams to entire programs and organizations

Covered Career Levels
  • Lead Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Senior Cybersecurity Manager
Potential Salary

$110,500 – $211,300

Note: Maximum includes a 10% local cybersecurity talent market supplement, which is only available in certain geographic areas, including Metro Washington, DC.
Executive Track
Experience and Expertise Description

Experienced cybersecurity leaders overseeing large, complex cybersecurity organizations or entire mission functions

Covered Career Levels
  • Cybersecurity Executive
  • Senior Cybersecurity Executive
Potential Salary

$157,300 – $246,400

Note: Maximum includes a 10% local cybersecurity talent market supplement, which is only available in certain geographic areas, including Metro Washington, DC.