Average Early-Career Security Director Salary

$57,560
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,052
Bonus
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Security Director is $57,560.
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$38k
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$58k
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$105k
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MEDIAN $57,560
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United States (change)
Salary
$38k - $105k
Bonus
$500 - $19k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$32k - $103k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Security Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Security Director
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Security Director

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

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. A mid-career Security Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,772 based on 133 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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 910 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
36.3%
Late Career
48.1%