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Best states for a Security Specialist

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In order to help you decide which state is the best for Security Specialists, we ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst for Security Specialist jobs.

In order to get you the best states for Security Specialists, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

Security Industry Specialists and *United States Air Force have current job openings that you can apply to using Zippia's job search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Security Specialists in 2019

  1. New Jersey
  2. Virginia
  3. District of Columbia
  4. New Mexico
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Maryland
  7. North Carolina
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Delaware
  10. Connecticut
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  • (441 jobs)
  • (256 jobs)
  • (111 jobs)
  • (847 jobs)
  • (1,112 jobs)
  • (1,326 jobs)
  • (109 jobs)
  • (408 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Security Specialists, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Security Specialists, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Security Specialists.

Check out the list of best states for Security Specialists below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Security Specialists in 2019

1. New Jersey

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,077 $97,229 $66,000 $142,000 1.04
Security Specialist Jobs in New Jersey

2. Virginia

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,904 $88,703 $60,000 $130,000 1.42
Security Specialist Jobs in Virginia

3. District of Columbia

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
441 $96,061 $65,000 $141,000 1.68
Security Specialist Jobs in District of Columbia

4. New Mexico

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
256 $84,528 $57,000 $124,000 1.28
Security Specialist Jobs in New Mexico

5. Rhode Island

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
111 $87,730 $59,000 $129,000 0.94
Security Specialist Jobs in Rhode Island

6. Maryland

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
847 $89,699 $61,000 $131,000 1.07
Security Specialist Jobs in Maryland

7. North Carolina

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,112 $84,528 $57,000 $124,000 1.03
Security Specialist Jobs in North Carolina

8. Massachusetts

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,326 $84,528 $57,000 $124,000 1.18
Security Specialist Jobs in Massachusetts

9. Delaware

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
109 $85,432 $58,000 $125,000 1
Security Specialist Jobs in Delaware

10. Connecticut

Total Security Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
408 $87,730 $59,000 $129,000 0.96
Security Specialist Jobs in Connecticut

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Security Specialist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Security Specialist

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