Personnel Security Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Personnel Security Specialist is $59,471 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Personnel Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$40,113 - $83,038
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MEDIAN: $59,470
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Personnel Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.30 - $32.89
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,113 - $83,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$38,381 - $82,302  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $32.89  
   
Overtime
$3.41 - $57.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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).
)
$38,381 - $82,302  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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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.

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$57,000
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Experience Affects Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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$57,000

Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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$57,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 16%
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