Head of Security Salary in the United States

How much does a Head of Security make in the United States? The average Head of Security salary in the United States is $80,495 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $67,558 and $94,524. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Head of Security
Allied Universal - Santa Rosa , California
Over 65% of our managerial team are from internal promotions. Start with little to no experience ... security services provider. With over 200,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality ...
Allied Universal - Today
Allied Universal - Santa Rosa , California
Our Security Officers allow us to contribute to our company's core purpose of providing unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses of our ...
Allied Universal - 6 days ago
Seattle Children's Hospital - Federal Way , WA
... of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new ... Security & Safety/Risk Mgmt; * FTE/Hours per pay period: Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods ...
Seattle Children's Hospital - 7 days ago
SOS Security - San Francisco , CA
First Security Services has immediate job openings for Security Officer for High Tech Company in ... Patrol (industrial and commercial) premises Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
OPSEC Specialized Protection - Monterey Park , CA
Warn violators of premise rules and regulations * Report any facility issues such as fire hazards ... Previous experience in security, law enforcement, or other related fields * Familiarity with ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Required Qualifications of the Security Officer: * Completed High School Diploma or GED * Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable licenses or certifications * Strong vision abilities ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago