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Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

Approximately two in three of Physical Security Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $134K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K annually. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Physical Security Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Physical Security Consultants who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent.

$38,978 - $117,058
(Median)
$39K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,638
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$14.09 - $123.23
(Median)
$14
$30
$120
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,978 - $117,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$33,587 - $134,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $123.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
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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$33,587 - $134,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds)

  • 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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Survey results show that Physical Security Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Security Risk Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Employees educated in Security Policies and Procedures are typically practiced in Security Risk Management, too.

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

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. Physical Security Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $81K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 24%

Security Policies and Procedures
0%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 27%
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