I'm interested in IT sec, and specifically networking. It's my ultimate aim to get into this area (pen testing). As a bit of fun and light entertainment I really enjoy reading Hacking books (true accounts) and related stories.
I have a general question though: What would a Pen tester/Secuirty expert (either FT or contractor) at the top of their game be likely to earn a year? Most seem to be in it for the thrill and love (myself included) but it must entice others if the cash rewards are there.
I would really love to hear any experiences on this.