Personnel Security Specialist Salary

A Personnel Security Specialist earns an average salary of $61,323 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$40,994 - $89,131
$41K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,060
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90%

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$15.11 - $30.57
$15
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MEDIAN: $21.79
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$0$89K
Salary $40,994 - $89,131
Bonus $0.00 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,429
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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$38,658 - $87,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 208
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $15.11 - $30.57
Overtime $-0.50 - $71.02
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,429
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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$38,658 - $87,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Personnel Security Specialist

A personnel security specialist determines if a person is eligible for government clearance for employment. The clearances dealt with may range from lower level to top secret. The job involves reviewing security forms and determining if the information is correct, and if it is not, what needs to be corrected.

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Personnel Security Specialist Tasks

  • Review and analyze personnel backgrounds and history for clearance, violations, and/or risk assessments.
  • Conduct security trainings and evaluate staff processes and procedures for security risks.
  • Maintain and update security files.
  • Screen and evaluate candidates using data from the Electronic Questionnaires of Investigation Processing.
  • Recommend and make briefings about overall personnel and security as well as breaches and risks.

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Popular Skills for Personnel Security Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Security Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Personnel Security Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Personnel Security Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personnel Security Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Personnel Security Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 64 salaries. A Personnel Security Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,024

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

Personnel Security Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personnel Security Specialist?

Personnel Security Specialist in Indianapolis:
"Boundless Opportunity."
Pros: High Paying, opportunity to travel, meet new people, and excitement.
Cons: Being away from home for months at a time and no life or medical insurance.

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Key Stats for Personnel Security Specialist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Personnel Security Specialist Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$59,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Personnel Security Specialist Salaries



Microsoft Office
▲1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲1%

Security Policies and Procedures
▲1%

Microsoft Access
▲1%

JPAS
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 22%
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