$64,975
Avg. Salary
$17.55
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,311

Bonus

$3,016

Profit Sharing

$50.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Security Manager is $17.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Manager is $64,975 per year.

$12.49
10%
$17.55
50%
$28.01
90%
MEDIAN $17.55
$40k
10%
$65k
50%
$116k
90%
MEDIAN $64,975
$40,253 - $115,809
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MEDIAN: $64,975
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$0$115K
Salary $40,253 - $115,809
Bonus $0.00 - $15,709
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,907
Commission $50.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,586 - $114,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,249
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.49 - $28.01
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $17.73 - $42.65
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,709
Commission $50.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,907
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,586 - $114,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 524

Job Description for Security Manager

Security managers are employed in a range of industries, from retail to computer technology. Because the work can vary greatly, some employers require that applicants have a bachelor's degree in management, while others prefer work experience over education; this is a managerial position, so most employers require anywhere between three and ten years of experience.

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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.

Security Manager Pay By Employer

$0$167K

$37,417

$46,415

AlliedBarton
13 profiles
$57,990

Amazon.com Inc
12 profiles
$98,990

U.S. Army
12 profiles
$71,680

$66,000

$48,025

$118,788

$51,900

$103,000

Common Career Paths for Security Manager


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There are some Security Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Security Managers, where earnings are an average $106K annually. It is quite typical for Security Managers to transition into roles as Physical Security Directors or Security Directors, where reported median earnings are $3K and $10K higher per year.

Security Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Security Manager


Security Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Testing and Auditing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent, 40 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Security Intrusion Detection also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Manager

Pay by Experience for a Security Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 348 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 498 salaries. An experienced Security Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 641 salaries. A Security Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 360 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,963

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Security Managers, 63 percent above the national average. Security Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+62 percent), San Diego (+50 percent), Boston (+25 percent), and New York (+24 percent). Security Managers in Las Vegas earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (16 percent lower) and Denver (13 percent lower).

Security Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Security Manager?

Security Manager in Seattle:
"Negotiate."
When considering a job in public service be willing to walk away because you will get a low offer.

Security Manager in Portland:
"Roll with the Changes in Security Posture."
Flexible, Watchful, Domain Awareness.

Security Manager in Omaha:
"Hectic."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Owerworked mot enough tome to complete daily tasks.

Security Manager in Jackson:
"N/A."
Be able to work all hours of the night and be able not to sleep for more than. 6 hours a night.

Security Manager in Harrison:
"Design layouts for CCTV Inspect Projects."

Security Manager in Tulsa:
"The Continuous Intensity Of Maintaining Such High Standards."
Always get all of the information necessary when investigating a problem or scenario that needs good judgement.

Security Manager in Columbus:
"It's About People."
Take care of your personnel and your client. You can't do the job without them both.

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Key Stats for Security Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 492 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Security Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$60,000

▼7%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Security Manager Salaries

SAP Security
▲66%




Customer Service
▲8%

Safety Compliance
▲8%

National Average
$60,000

Security Policies and Procedures
▼1%



Security Intrusion Detection
▼7%

People Management
▼19%

Training
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 492 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 19%