Lead Security Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$84,000
$53,000
$84,000
$133,000
The average lead security officer makes about $84,930 per year. That's $40.83 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $54,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $133,000. Many of lead security officers seem to be drawn to professional and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case lead security officers tend to work at government, finance, and pharmaceutical companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Michigan, Alaska and Vermont pay lead security officers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Lansing, MI
$124,428
Seattle, WA
$102,078
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Map of Lead Security Officer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lead Security Officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Lead Security Officer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a lead security officer is roughly $84,930 per year, which boils down to $40.83 per hour. Interestingly enough, lead security officers have the highest salaries in Lansing, MI at about $124,428 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Lansing, MI is $109,000. Additionally, lead security officers make more than the average salary in Seattle, WA, Richmond, VA, Boston, MA, Annapolis, MD, and Lees Summit, MO. On a more broad level, lead security officer salaries are highest in Michigan, Alaska, Vermont, Washington, North Dakota, Hawaii, and Virginia. On the contrary, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Mississippi offer the lowest lead security officer salaries.

Average Lead Security Officer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like IBM and SAVVIS as they offer the highest salaries for lead security officers.

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Average Lead Security Officer Pay By Industry

Lead security officer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with government, finance, and pharmaceutical companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a lead security officer can make a yearly salary of $89,656 while working for government companies. All the while, other lead security officers are making $89,656 at finance companies and $89,656 at pharmaceutical companies. One industry lead security officers may want to avoid is the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $68,798.

Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$89,656
$90k
Finance
Finance
$89,656
$90k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$89,656
$90k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$89,656
$90k
Professional
Professional
$89,656
$90k
Health Care
Health Care
$89,656
$90k
Technology
Technology
$68,798
$69k

Lead Security Officer Salary History

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Lead Security Officer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a lead security officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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