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Experienced Security Director Salary

Experienced Security Directors are most sought-after on the East Coast, which is home to the nation's three top-paying cities: Washington, Boston, and New York. Total cash compensation to Experienced Security Directors approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $147K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $21K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. Most Experienced Security Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,768 - $137,791
(Median)
$47K
$76K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,029
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90%

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$12.37 - $32.02
(Median)
$12
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$46,768 - $137,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,262  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $14,000  
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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$42,456 - $147,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $32.02  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $38.78  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $14,000  
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).
)
$42,456 - $147,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Security Directors in Washington, Boston, and New York — all eastern cities in the United States — make more than the national average for those in this profession. They also represent the three highest-paid locations for Experienced Security Directors in this country. Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Experienced Security Directors have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Security Director Salaries

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

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%