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

With close to four-fifths of Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $46K to $162K per year and averages out to $78K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,102 - $152,583
(Median)
$47K
$78K
$150K
MEDIAN: $78,435
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$14.52 - $34.77
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$47,102 - $152,583  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $35,479  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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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$45,677 - $161,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$493.16 - $35,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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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$45,677 - $161,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


For many Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $55K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Physical Security Directors with Security Risk Management skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $80K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $88K.

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Experience Affects Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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