Average Security Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Security Manager is $65,449.
MEDIAN $65,449
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$41k - $117k
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$35k - $115k

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Job Description for Security Manager

Security Manager Tasks
  • Create and implement security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Supervise security staff.
  • Plan and coordinate security activities to safeguard company assets, employees, guests or others.
The top respondents for the job title Security Manager are from the companies Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $97,190. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Army and AlliedBarton, earning around $81,172 and $59,395, respectively. G4S Security Services pays the lowest at around $48,238. Allied Universal Corporation and US Security Associates, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,801 and $50,980, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Security Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Security Manager

An entry-level Security Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,500 based on 20 salaries. An early career Security Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,614 based on 408 salaries. A mid-career Security Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,278 based on 594 salaries. An experienced Security Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,021 based on 994 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,824.
Employees with Security Manager in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 45.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (15.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.0% less).

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