Directors of Security


Directors of Security


Directors of security oversee an organization’s security department. They administer and maintain policies to assure the safety of property, assets, and people in an organization. They recruit, train, and schedule security personnel. They create disaster and/or crisis preparedness plans. Directors of security may also be known as security directors and directors of security and safety. 

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Seven to 10 years of experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



Earnings for directors of security vary depending on their experience and responsibilities; their company's size, specialty, geographic location, and the nature of its security risks; and the value of the assets or date being protected, among other things.

Earnings for directors of security ranged from $48,000 to $149,000 annually with a median salary of $81,002 in 2019, according to Pay...

Work Environment

Directors of security spend most of their time in offices at the headquarters of the organization for which they work. If the organization has more than one location, they may visit each location to check on their security or safety issues and to assure compliance. Individuals in this line of work typically keep regular business hours, but they may need to work longer hours or come in at odd ti...


The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide an employment outlook for directors of security, but it predicts that job opportunities for security guards will grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all careers. Increasing cybercrime, industrial espionage, and other threats to the physical and digital security of businesses and other organizations will fuel demand for...

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