Personnel Security Specialist Salary (United States)

A Personnel Security Specialist earns an average salary of $58,881 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Personnel Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,766 - $82,878
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,881
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Personnel Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.20 - $33.44
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,766 - $82,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $2,100  
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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$38,269 - $82,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $33.44  
   
Overtime
$3.41 - $57.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$725 - $2,100  
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).
)
$38,269 - $82,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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Job Description for Personnel Security Specialist

  • 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

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$57,000
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Experience Affects Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Access
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JPAS
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 16%
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