Salary for Security Managers

Also known as:  Clerk of Court, Director of Entertainment, Environmental Control Administrator, Highway Patrol Commander, Safety Coordinator, Social Science Manager, Utilities Manager helps law and public safety professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

Master the art of closing deals and making placements. Take our Recruiter Certification Program today. We're SHRM certified. Learn at your own pace during this 12-week program. Access over 20 courses. Great for those who want to break into recruiting, or recruiters who want to further their career.


Security managers work to safeguard the assets of their employers, as well as personnel and guests. Apart from investigating security breaches, training and coordinating security staff, and communicating with employers regarding the security risks of their place of employment, these individuals also work in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, monitor compliance with internal and governmental regulations, maintain current licensing as required by local, state and federal authorities, and create or implement security procedures and protocols for their place of employment.

A Security Manager can get a compensation of around 80000 and 120000 depending on the level of seniority. Security Managers receive average salaries of One Hundred Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Security Managers receive the highest salary in the District of Columbia, where they get average pay of about $124070. These professionals are compensated highest in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has job pay of $124280.

Are you an aspiring security manager? Want a new opportunity where you can earn a higher salary? Create your free security manager job alert today and take control of your future.
The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Security Manager, please select your state.
Recruiter makes it easy to find out about new jobs for security managers. Create your job alert and learn about new openings in your area.
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.05 percent nationwide in that time.
Security Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $124,280
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $119,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $115,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises $111,060
Manufacturing $110,800
Utilities $109,930
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $72,000
Accommodation and Food Services $80,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $82,560
Health Care and Social Assistance $86,560
Other Services (except Public Administration) $89,020
Educational Services $89,930