Slightly less than three-fifths of Physical Security Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $113K per year, but median earnings come to around $61K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Physical Security Consultants are male.

$39,753 - $106,985
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$61K
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MEDIAN: $60,751
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$10.14 - $64.11
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MEDIAN: $39.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,753 - $106,985  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $6,600  
Total Pay (?
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$40,127 - $113,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$250.00 - $6,600  
   
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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$40,127 - $113,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $51K, 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 $70K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $83K.

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Key Stats for Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds)

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
033
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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

Security Risk Management
0%

National Average
$64,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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