What are typical physical security specialist salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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bill in Chesapeake, Virginia

93 months ago

bill said:

Become certified in the industry as early as possible.

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brian in Mililani, Hawaii

73 months ago

I have been in physical security for about 3 years, I am in the military and have been to the physical security school, I also have a top-secret security clearence. Where is a good place to look for a physical security job with all of my qualifications? also what is a good salary for me to look for

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Bill in Norfolk, Virginia

73 months ago

Brian:

It sounds like you have a good start on things. When I left active duty, I searched around the Washington, DC area and Northern, Virginia. I am uncertain what other locations are offering positions INCONUS. Your formal training is good, and you will want to keep your clearance current - it probably gets reviewed every five years or so. Keep that up too.

Becoming a member of a professional society may be beneficial to you. I am not selling for anyone in particular, but I have American Society for Industrial Security membership and attend Chapter meetings. The members know what is going on in the area and the society offers members a job search board. As the very least you might consider becoming certified in one of the industry programs. They put you one cut above your peers and let prospecitve employers know your base-line knowledge level.
Training - get all that you can before you punch out; it provides you with more experience and more text for your resume. Send your email address and I'll forward links to a few sites that may assist you. FEMA ON LINE (Free) training can be helpful. The world seeks emergency management models and continuity to keep their functionality. Thank you.

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