How much does a Security Specialist make in the United States? The average Security Specialist salary in the United States is $55,147 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $45,866 and $72,187. 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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Job Description for Security Specialist

Security Specialist maintains an organization's automated security systems and employee identification card system. Serves as the point of contact for security system related issues. Being a Security Specialist provides training to employees on use and features of security systems. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Security Specialist typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Security Specialist typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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Skills associated with Security Specialist: Security Systems, Access Control, Identity Management Software

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