A Personnel Security Specialist earns an average salary of $59,098 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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$39,819 - $83,552
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84K
MEDIAN: $59,097
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Personnel Security Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.34 - $32.78
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,819 - $83,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $2,525  
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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$37,665 - $82,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $32.78  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $54.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.14 - $2,525  
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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$37,665 - $82,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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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Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 15%
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