Personnel Security Specialist Salary

A Personnel Security Specialist earns an average salary of $61,323 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$41,365 - $85,660
$41K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $61,323
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$15.40 - $30.33
$15
$24
$30
MEDIAN: $23.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,365 - $85,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$38,921 - $83,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $30.33  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$38,921 - $83,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,679

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Key Stats for Personnel Security Specialist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$60,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries



Microsoft Office
▼0%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼0%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼0%

Microsoft Access
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

JPAS
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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