Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

The majority of Physical Security Consultants in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $134K per year, and the median is $69K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction for Physical Security Consultants is high. Men account for the majority of Physical Security Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,149 - $119,199
(Median)
$39K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,255
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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
$39,149 - $119,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,429 - $134,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $123.74  
   
Overtime
$12.78 - $27.22  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,429 - $134,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Job skills reported by Physical Security Consultants are limited. Fortunate workers who know Security Risk Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Aptitude in Security Policies and Procedures tends to also indicate an understanding 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Physical Security Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $80K.

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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 5%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 25%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 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
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 26%
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