Security Manager Salary
|Salary||$39,717 - $113,410|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,658|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $15,205|
|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).)
|$34,492 - $111,984|
|Hourly Rate||$12.34 - $29.13|
|Overtime||$17.09 - $46.31|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,658|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $15,205|
|Total Pay (||$34,492 - $111,984|
Job Description for Security Manager
Security managers are employed in a range of industries, from retail to computer technology. Because the work can vary greatly, some employers require that applicants have a bachelor's degree in management, while others prefer work experience over education; this is a managerial position, so most employers require anywhere between three and ten years of experience.Read More...
Some organizations require their security managers to be proficient in basic office software, such as Microsoft Office programs, while others require proficiency with more advanced software. Other organizations may require certain licenses, such as CPR or a driver's license. Security managers are generally expected to streamline their companies' security processes, regardless of the industry.
Those in this position are often required to make plans and schedules and assign roles to security detail and contracted employees. Depending on the employer, they may also be required to respond to emergency calls and administer first-aid if necessary. These managers often oversee the implementation of plans related to safety, such as universal training programs for employees; they also perform audits and ensure that employees under their supervision adhere to proper protocols and regulations. Depending on the scale of the organization, the security manager may be the only one in the facility or work alongside other security managers to achieve goals.
Security Manager Tasks
- Create and implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
- Supervise security staff.
- Plan and coordinate security activities to safeguard company assets, employees, guests or others.
Common Career Paths for Security Manager
It's not very common for Security Managers to move on to become Information Security Managers. Average pay for an Information Security Manager is $106K annually. The most common next step for a Security Manager is to become a Physical Security Director or a Security Director. The former position pays an additional $3K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Manager
Known for taking on a considerable number of Security Managers, G4S Security Services, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., AlliedBarton, Universal Protections Services, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are leading firms in the industry. Amazon.com Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $87K. Also paying near the top of the field are United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at $78K, Lockheed Martin Corp at $72K, and U.S. Army, where Security Managers annually earn $67K.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Universal Protections Services, where the median salary is a mere $42K, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include US Security Associates, Inc. at $42K, and G4S Security Services where $42K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Security Managers there earn up to $68K.
Popular Skills for Security Manager
Security Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 40 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Security Intrusion Detection also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Security Policies and Procedures also know Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Security Manager
Pay by Experience for a Security Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 348 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 498 salaries. An experienced Security Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 641 salaries. A Security Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 360 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Security Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Security Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+62 percent), San Diego (+50 percent), Boston (+25 percent), and New York (+24 percent). Compared to the national average, Las Vegas Security Managers have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Miami and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).
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