Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

Just below two-thirds of Physical Security Consultants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $33K to $134K per year, and the average comes out to $69K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Physical Security Consultants (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part.

$39,453 - $118,643
(Median)
$39K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,103
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$13.01 - $123.74
(Median)
$13
$29
$120
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,453 - $118,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$32,702 - $133,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $123.74  
   
Overtime
$12.78 - $27.22  
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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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Physical Security Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Security Risk Management and Security Policies and Procedures are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Physical Security Consultants. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. Physical Security Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $80K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 11%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 25%
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