How much does a Director of Security make?

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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$84,744 /yr
Average Base Pay

326 salaries

$42K

Low

$85K

Average

$169K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Director of Security is $84,744 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Director of Security salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director of Security employees.

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Director of Security$84,744 /yr
L8
Senior Director of Security$199,212 /yr
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Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Director of Security

$57,076

 /yr
Range: $36K - $111K
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$36K

$111K

$35,700 - $111,061 Range

Universal Protection Service
2.7

Universal Protection Service

Director of Security

$52,571

 /yr
Range: $36K - $91K

$36K

$91K

$36,258 - $91,352 Range

Professional Security Consultants
2.6

Professional Security Consultants

Director of Security

$65,419

 /yr
Range: $30K - $112K

$30K

$112K

$30,280 - $111,987 Range

Marksman Security
3.6

Marksman Security

Director of Security

$41,499

 /yr
Range: $38K - $55K

$38K

$55K

$37,653 - $55,332 Range

Andy Frain
3.2

Andy Frain

Director of Security - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $20 - $37

$20

$37

$20 - $37 Range

U.S. Security Associates
2.7

U.S. Security Associates

Director of Security

$60,067

 /yr
Range: $26K - $122K

$26K

$122K

$25,969 - $121,738 Range

Hyatt
4.1

Hyatt

Director of Security

$61,460

 /yr
Range: $56K - $99K

$56K

$99K

$55,924 - $99,082 Range

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AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Director of Security

$82,208

 /yr
Range: $66K - $108K

$66K

$108K

$65,522 - $108,260 Range

CHRISTUS Health
3.6

CHRISTUS Health

Director of Security

$114,921

 /yr
Range: $45K - $128K

$45K

$128K

$44,907 - $127,690 Range

Titan Security Group
2.9

Titan Security Group

Director of Security

$70,724

 /yr
Range: $41K - $82K

$41K

$82K

$41,124 - $81,522 Range

Platinum Group Security
3.9

Platinum Group Security

Director of Security - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

Four Seasons
4.2

Four Seasons

Director of Security

$79,217

 /yr
Range: $75K - $122K

$75K

$122K

$74,553 - $122,369 Range

Valor Security Services
2.6

Valor Security Services

Director of Security

$58,134

 /yr
Range: $36K - $81K

$36K

$81K

$35,746 - $81,045 Range

Chesley Brown
3.3

Chesley Brown

Director of Security

$46,730

 /yr
Range: $45K - $65K

$45K

$65K

$45,223 - $65,071 Range

Walden Security
3.2

Walden Security

Director of Security - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $25

$17

$25

$17 - $25 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Director of Security

$72,116

 /yr
Range: $70K - $106K

$70K

$106K

$69,544 - $106,387 Range

Kent Security
2.8

Kent Security

Director of Security - Hourly
About 

$14 -$22

 hourly

$14

$22

$14 - $22 Range

Covenant Services
2.7

Covenant Services

Director of Security - Hourly
About 

$14 -$27

 hourly

$14

$27

$14 - $27 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Director of Security
About 

$190K -$213K

$190K

$213K

$190,178 - $212,674 Range

Securitas Security Services USA
2.8

Securitas Security Services USA

Director of Security
About 

$56K -$139K

$56K

$139K

$55,709 - $138,736 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Director of Security salaries

The national average salary for a Director of Security is $84,744 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director of Security salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director of Security employees.

The highest salary for a Director of Security in United States is $169,213 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director of Security in United States is $42,440 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent director of security salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$147,500
per year
A Director Security in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $147,500 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Director, Security in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$170,000
per year
A Director IT Security in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $170,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$180,000
per year
A Director Information Security in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $180,000 per year
Additional Pay
$50k cash bonus
$30k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$139,983
per year
An Information Security Director in the Puerto Rico Area area reported making $139,983 per year
Additional Pay
$13k cash bonus
$13k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Puerto Rico Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Government
$159,000
per year
A Director of Information Security in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $159,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
$8k stock bonus
$10k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Trenton, NJ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
A Corporate Security Director in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$80,000
per year
A Director of Security in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$85,000
per year
A Security Director in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$106,387
per year
A Director of Security in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $106,387 per year
Additional Pay
$19k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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