Security Consultant (Physical / Personnel / Grounds) Salary

About three in five 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 $119K per year, and the average comes out to $66K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Physical Security Consultants (83 percent) who took the survey. While some workers in this profession — around one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,851 - $111,772
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,228
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$10.14 - $123.29
(Median)
$10
$27
$120
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,851 - $111,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$32,825 - $119,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $123.29  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$32,825 - $119,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Physical Security Consultants who took the survey. Security Risk Management and Security Policies and Procedures are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Security Policies and Procedures frequently indicates 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. For Physical Security Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $70K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$64,000

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

Security Risk Management
up arrow 4%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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