Personnel Security Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Personnel Security Specialist is $60,327 per year. A skill in Security Policies and Procedures is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$39,811 - $83,758
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$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,326
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$14.17 - $31.60
(Median)
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$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,811 - $83,758  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,851  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$37,954 - $82,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $31.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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).
)
$37,954 - $82,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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: $58,221

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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
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$58,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

JPAS
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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