How much does a Security Manager make in the United States? The average Security Manager salary in the United States is $108,431 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $92,408 and $127,451. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Security Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Security Manager Salary $77,821 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Security Manager Salary $92,408 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Security Manager Salary $108,431 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Security Manager Salary $127,451 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Security Manager Salary $144,769 US November 27, 2023
25% $92,408 10% $77,821 90% $144,769 75% $127,451 $108,431 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Security Manager

Security Manager implements security strategy, policies, and standards to ensure the physical safety of all visitors, employees, or customers to the organization's facilities and the security of property and assets. Conducts regular audits and inspections to assess, identify, and mitigate any security vulnerabilities or gaps. Being a Security Manager trains staff and establishes operational plans for crisis response, disaster recovery, evacuation, workplace violence, and other emergency events. Monitors and inspects systems, alarms, and other physical security measures. Additionally, Security Manager participates in education programs and contributes to communications on security policies and topics to ensure staff is adequately informed and equipped to manage potential security issues. Engages with local, state, provincial, or federal authorities to keep abreast with all security-related information, directives, and events. Initiates or assists with investigations and critical event responses in coordination with law enforcement and other officials or agencies. Understands law enforcement methods, tactics, and procedures. Requires a bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, security, or related discipline. Typically reports to a director. The Security Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Security Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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