Average Experienced Security Director Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Security Director is $82,635.
MEDIAN $82,635
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$47k - $149k
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$2k - $25k
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$43k - $158k

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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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Popular Skills for Security Director

Skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, Operations Management, Emergency Response and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 23 salaries. An early career Security Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,560 based on 128 salaries. A mid-career Security Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,772 based on 195 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,902.
Employees with Security Director in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 33.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (20.3% more) and Houston, Texas (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.1% less) and Miami, Florida (0.6% less).

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