In this photo illustration, a virtual map of the internet is projected onto a woman. A 2020 survey of infosec professionals found that U.S.-based male respondents take home 31 percent more than women peers per year. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

A 2020 survey of infosec professionals found that U.S.-based male respondents take home an average annual salary of $91,000, while female participants earn an average of $62,000 per year.

The findings, shared with SC Media in advance of official publication, further illustrate the stark gender-based pay gap that exists in the cybersecurity industry, and highlight the importance of new or up-and-coming programs aimed at ending this inequity.

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