Average Security Manager Salary

$67,560
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,881
Bonus
$2,928
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The average salary for a Security Manager is $67,560.
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$42k
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$68k
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$123k
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What Do Security Managers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Security Manager

4.1 out of 5
(504)
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The top respondents for the job title Security Manager are from the companies Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services and Allied Universal Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $105,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp, earning around $104,603 and $91,555, respectively. G4S Security Services pays the lowest at around $52,000. Allied Universal Corporation and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $54,682 and $54,848, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Security Managers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Managers?

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 $54,579 based on 17 salaries. An early career Security Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,980 based on 350 salaries. A mid-career Security Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,333 based on 487 salaries. An experienced Security Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,955 based on 873 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,891.
Employees with Security Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 51.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (30.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (17.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,402 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
14.6%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
36.3%
Late Career
28.1%