Average Mid-Career Security Director Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Security Director is $69,772.
MEDIAN $69,772
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$41k - $122k
$194 - $21k
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$38k - $121k

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Job Description for Security Director

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.

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Career Paths

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Security Director
Security Director (Physical, Personnel, ...
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
Security Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Security Director

Skills in Emergency Response and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Risk Management, Operations Management and Security Policies and Procedures.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Director

An entry-level Security Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,360 based on 9 salaries. An early career Security Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,560 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Security Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,055 based on 330 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,435.
Employees with Security Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 64.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (39.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (28.3% less) and Los Angeles, California (20.5% less).

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