Security Consultants


Overview

Security Consultants

Introduction

Security consultants are responsible for protecting public and private property against theft, fire, vandalism, illegal entry, and acts of violence. They may work for commercial or government organizations or private individuals. There are nearly 1.4 million security management specialists, including security consultants, employed in the United States.

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Median Salary

$108,040

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Several years experience in security services


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Earnings for security consultants vary greatly depending on the consultant's training and experience. Indeed.com reported that security consultants had an average salary of $108,040 in December 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that security management consultants averaged $73,570 per year in May 2019. Experienced consultants may earn up to $220,000 per year or more. Many consultant...

Work Environment

Security consultants usually divide their time between their offices and a client's business. Much time is spent analyzing various security apparatuses and developing security proposals. The consultant talks with a variety of employees at a client's company, including the top officials, and discusses alternatives with other people at the consulting firm. A consultant makes a security proposal p...

Outlook

Faster than average employment growth is expected for security managers through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the security services industry, with some firms reducing budgets and staff in 2020. The economic slowdown has also caused some companies to change their security services. However, security consultants will continue to be neede...

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