Security Managers

General Information

Description

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

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit60.83%
  2. Self-employed18.09%
  3. State and local government9.67%
  4. Federal government5.97%
  5. Private, not for profit5.05%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

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Salary

State-by-state Salary

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$135,970
$55,100
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 60%
  • Master's degree 15%
  • Associate's degree 15%
  • Post-master's certificate 5%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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