With slightly less than three-fifths of Physical Security Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $124K per year and averages out to $60K per year. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most Physical Security Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Physical Security Consultants are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,753 - $106,985
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$10.21 - $122.34
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,753 - $106,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
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$40,439 - $123,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $122.34  
   
Overtime
$46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $5,147  
   
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$40,439 - $123,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds)

Security consultants (physical/personnel/grounds) must have advanced knowledge of safety rules and regulations and are tasked with advising their clients on which safety regulations should or should not be implemented in a given situation. For example, they may suggest that a business install security cameras in their building, or that an individual should invest a certain amount of money in renter's insurance. Many security consultants also work with cyber security, which is a growing concern among clients.

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Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Tasks

  • Review and evaluate client security and suggest improvements based on evaluations.
  • Plan, install, and test security systems.
  • Provide information, training, and support for security systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds)

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


Physical Security Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $61K. For Physical Security Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Physical Security Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $83K.

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Experience Affects Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salaries

Security Risk Management
0%

National Average
$64,000

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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