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Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Physical Security Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Physical Security Consultants is $71K per year and can range from $33K on the lower end to $134K per year near the higher end. The vast majority of Physical Security Consultants (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Physical Security Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,305 - $118,925
(Median)
$39K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,638
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$13.10 - $123.23
(Median)
$13
$29
$120
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,305 - $118,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$32,702 - $133,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $123.23  
   
Overtime
$6.51 - $25.38  
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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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$32,702 - $133,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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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Typical Physical Security Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Security Risk Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 26 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 $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Physical Security Consultants make a median salary of $71K. 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 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 26%

National Average
$70,000

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 27%
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