Personnel Security Specialist Salary

A Personnel Security Specialist earns an average salary of $59,962 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$40,363 - $84,048
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$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,962
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$14.33 - $32.83
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$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,363 - $84,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $1,730  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,544 - $83,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $32.83  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $1,730  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,544 - $83,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Personnel Security Specialist

A personnel security specialist determines if a person is eligible for government clearance for employment. The clearances dealt with may range from lower level to top secret. The job involves reviewing security forms and determining if the information is correct, and if it is not, what needs to be corrected.

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Personnel Security Specialist Tasks

  • Screen and evaluate candidates using data from the Electronic Questionnaires of Investigation Processing.
  • Recommend and make briefings about overall personnel and security as well as breaches and risks.
  • Maintain and update security files.
  • Review and analyze personnel backgrounds and history for clearance, violations, and/or risk assessments.
  • Conduct security trainings and evaluate staff processes and procedures for security risks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Security Specialist

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Experience Affects Personnel Security Specialist Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$58,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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JPAS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 13%
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