Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Personnel Security Specialists, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Starting out, salaries are typically $50K, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $68K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Personnel Security Specialists earning an average of $71K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.