Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.) with Security Risk Management Skills Salary

Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly four in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $44K to $162K per year, median earnings come to $79K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,404 - $152,363
$48K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $79,194
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50%
90%

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$14.94 - $34.23
$15
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,404 - $152,363  
   
Bonus
$515 - $33,584  
Profit Sharing
$10,113  
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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$44,028 - $162,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $34.23  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$515 - $33,584  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,113  
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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$44,028 - $162,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.)

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,838

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

Surpassing the national average by 84 percent, Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+67 percent) and Atlanta (+19 percent). Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills in Chicago earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (6 percent less) and Las Vegas (3 percent less).

Key Stats for Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
47%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.) Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼30%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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