Physical Security Specialist

Physical Security Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$162,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Leidos
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a physical security specialist make?
Physical Security Specialists in the US make on average $81,887 annually or $39.37 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 121,000. The top 10 percent earn over $162,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $41,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Physical Security Specialists are in Professional companies and Internet companies. North Dakota, District of Columbia, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Colorado are some of the states with the best Physical Security Specialist salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Physical Security Specialist is 3.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Specialist
$58,635

Average Physical Security Specialist Salary By Location

As a Physical Security Specialist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $81,887 per year or $39.37 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Physical Security Specialists at 108,929. Not only that, Washington, DC also has an average entry-level salary of $68,000. North Dakota, District of Columbia, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Colorado are the highest paying states. On the other hand, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida report the lowest wages for Physical Security Specialists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$108,929
2
Saint Paul, MN
$98,118
3
Laurel, MD
$97,060
4
Colorado Springs, CO
$96,495
5
Springfield, VA
$92,773

Average Physical Security Specialist Salary By Company

Physical Security Specialists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Physical Security Specialists at Leidos and Amazon report the highest salaries. Companies like The PNC Financial Services Group and Navy Federal Credit Union also report very competitive wages for Physical Security Specialists.

Average Physical Security Specialist Pay By Industry

Wages for Physical Security Specialists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Media companies, Professional companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Physical Security Specialists. Media companies pay their Physical Security Specialists the highest wages, averaging $96,932 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $91,230 and $88,505, respectively. At $77,176, the average salary for Physical Security Specialists in the Finance industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Media
$96,932
2
Professional
$91,230
3
Technology
$88,505
4
Health Care
$78,483
5
Finance
$77,176

Recently Added Physical Security Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Physical Security Specialist
01/30/2020
$59,534
Army Installation Management Command
Physical Security Specialist
11/25/2019
$85,810
Library of Congress
Physical Security Specialist
11/25/2019
$99,172
Social Security Administration
Physical Security Specialist
11/24/2019
$57,510
U.S. Air Force-Agency Wide
Physical Security Specialist
11/24/2019
$51,440
Air National Guard Units
Physical Security Specialist
11/24/2019
$55,144
Air National Guard Units
Physical Security Specialist
11/24/2019
$51,440
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
Physical Security Specialist
11/24/2019
$51,440
Physical Security Specialist
11/16/2019
$51,440
Physical Security Specialist
11/05/2019
$55,722
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