Security Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Security Specialist make in the United States? The average Security Specialist salary in the United States is $52,691 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $43,821 and $68,972. 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 Description

Maintains an organization's automated security systems and employee identification card system. Serves as the point of contact for security system related issues. Provides training to employees on use and features of security systems. May require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. 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 2019 Salary.com)

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    Security Coordinator

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Security Specialist

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Security Supervisor II

    3 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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