How Much Do Security Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Security Managers

Security Managers direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$39910 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,400 to $28,990 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Security Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,400 to $28,990 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Security Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $62,450
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $46,340
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,300
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $28,990
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,400

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
IL $34 $70,340
IN $30 $61,560
OH $29 $60,560
PA $24 $50,210
MD $20 $42,470
NV $20 $42,210
OR $20 $41,400
NC $20 $41,280
CA $20 $40,810
AL $19 $40,330

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Security Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like IL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at IL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Security Managers are in the states of IL, IN, OH, PA and MD.

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