Salary for Security Management Specialists

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Knowledge of computer science is invaluable for security management specialists. Their work includes designing security systems and processes, evaluating existing security measures, and identifying potential problems or risks. The use of devices such as closed-circuit television systems, video and digital surveillance, and motion detection alarms is commonplace in this profession, and knowledge of installation and operation of these devices may be a requirement. Security management specialists may supervise the design, construction and start-up phases of a security system's implementation, and be responsible for maintaining or updating security system drawings and documentation.

A Security Management Specialist can receive an average compensation somewhere between 48000 to 72000 based on level of experience. Security Management Specialists usually get an average pay level of Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars per year.

Security Management Specialists are paid at the highest average level in the District of Columbia, where they can receive a compensation of about $87210. These employees have the best average compensation in Manufacturing, where they can earn average job salaries of $81030.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.53 percent nationwide in that time.


Security Management Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance