Average Late-Career Security Director Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Security Director is $89,902.
MEDIAN $89,902
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$52k - $152k
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$3k - $35k
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$50k - $167k

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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

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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. An experienced Security Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,635 based on 410 salaries.
Employees with Security Director in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (33.3% more) and New York, New York (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.7% less).

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