Security Director Salary

A little under three-quarters of Security Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $41K to $152K per year, and the average comes out to $74K per year. In the world of Security Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $152K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $26K and $15K, respectively. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Security Directors. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,354 - $144,184
(Median)
$43K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $74,390
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$12.99 - $31.28
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$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$43,354 - $144,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,073  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,967  
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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$40,530 - $151,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $38.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,967  
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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$40,530 - $151,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Security Director

The security director's most important responsibility is ensuring an organization's assets are secure and maintaining the safety of the staff and customers. These professionals are responsible for creation, review, and implementation of policies relating to the security department. They also oversee compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws. The security director also works directly with their subordinates or fellow employees to build awareness and safety, such as through training programs.

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Security Director Tasks

  • Train and manage the security staff.
  • Establish and update security procedures and protocols.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct security and safety supervisory and office employees in the performance of security functions.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Director


Security Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Allied Barton Security Services Inc., where the average salary comes to $59K.

Universal Protections Services offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $49K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $36K and $98K.

Popular Skills for Security Director


Survey takers who work as Security Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Operations Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Director

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


Security Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $51K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $61K. Security Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $92K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,838

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Security Directors, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 65 percent above the national average. Security Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+52 percent), Houston (+37 percent), New York (+31 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Security Directors in San Diego earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Philadelphia (20 percent lower) and San Antonio (18 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Security Director Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Security Director Salaries


Security Policies and Procedures
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Operations Management
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National Average
$73,000

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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