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Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

Physical Security Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to two-thirds of Physical Security Consultants. Salaries average out to around $71K annually and spread from $34K to $133K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most Physical Security Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,695 - $116,116
(Median)
$41K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,186
10%
50%
90%

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$14.19 - $122.66
(Median)
$14
$30
$120
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,695 - $116,116  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$33,988 - $133,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $122.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
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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$33,988 - $133,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 takers who work as 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 23 percent above average. Experience with Security Policies and Procedures is often linked with knowledge of Security Risk Management.

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

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. Physical Security Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $81K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$70,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 23%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 26%