Experienced Security Director Salary

Home to the top three paying cities for Experienced Security Directors (Washington, New York, and Boston), the East Coast dominates the job market. Cash earnings for Experienced Security Directors — which occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $147K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,295 - $138,043
(Median)
$45K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $74,284
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$13.57 - $30.91
(Median)
$14
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,295 - $138,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,785  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $13,395  
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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$41,556 - $147,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $62.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $13,395  
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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$41,556 - $147,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Security Directors, heading east means bigger paychecks — those in Washington, New York, and Boston earn more on average than Experienced Security Directors in the rest of the country. With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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National Average
$72,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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