$79,099
Avg. Salary
$20.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,595

Bonus

$7,807

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Security Director is $20.11 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Director is $79,099 per year.

10%
$12.08
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$20.11
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$32.99
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MEDIAN $20.11
10%
$45k
10%
$79k
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$146k
90%
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MEDIAN $79,099
$45,351 - $145,913
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MEDIAN: $79,099
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$0$152K
Salary $45,351 - $145,913
Bonus $491 - $29,051
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,760
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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$41,248 - $152,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 911
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $32.99
Overtime $14.83 - $44.85
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $491 - $29,051
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,760
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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$41,248 - $152,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 90

Job Description for Security Director

The security director's most important responsibility is ensuring an organization's assets are secure and maintaining the safety of the staff and customers. These professionals are responsible for creation, review, and implementation of policies relating to the security department. They also oversee compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws. The security director also works directly with their subordinates or fellow employees to build awareness and safety, such as through training programs.

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Security Director Tasks
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct security and safety supervisory and office employees in the performance of security functions.
  • Establish and update security procedures and protocols.
  • Train and manage the security staff.

Security Director Pay By Employer

$0$83K

$51,273

$60,000

$55,743

Common Career Paths for Security Director


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Although many Security Directors transition into Physical Security Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $64K.

Security Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Security Director


Security Directors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Security Risk Management, Operations Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also tend to know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Director

Pay by Experience for a Security Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Security Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 233 salaries. A Security Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 222 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

44%

23%

15%

12%

-11%

-18%

-31%

National Average: $76,129

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

For Security Directors, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Security Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+49 percent), Seattle (+46 percent), Washington (+35 percent), and New York (+28 percent). Compared to the national average, Chicago Security Directors have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. San Antonio and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively.

Security Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Director?

Security Director in Terre Haute:
"Bad Company, good employees."
Pros: The fantastic staff that I work with.
Cons: Lack of two way communication by corporate to site managers. Corporate continually cuts budgeted work hours and has not increased pay in over 12 years.

Security Director:
Throughout my recruitment process, everyone at Kingman Regional Medical Center was so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. I had been on several recruiting visits to other medical facilities during my extensive job search and by far, the senior leadership team at KRMC made every effort to make me feel part of their family before even offering me the position. I am happy to report that after several phone, Skype and in-person interviews, I was offered the position of Security Director and eagerly accepted their offer.

Security Director in Jackson:
"I enjoy m y works it makes a difference."
Pros: The interactions with Staff and Visitors
Cons: H.R. VERY difficult to work with

Security Director in Columbia:
"Everyday we make a difference... We battle to stay on top."
Data and facts... Don't move forward on anything without them.

Security Director in Hollywood:
"How to deal with the homeless."
When dealing with the homeless and transients be courteous and be firm.

Security Director in Los Angeles:
"If I knew then..."
If I knew the amount of deceit I'd have to deal with and egotistical people that I'd be in contact with, as well as how dangerous it is. I'd probably do something else.

Security Director in New York:
"Research."
Interview those in the field, long time, short time, different markets.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Security Director

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Experience Affects Security Director Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$76,000

▼18%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Security Director Salaries


National Average
$76,000



People Management
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 21%