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Security Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$116,708 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Security Director is $116,708 a year and $56 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Security Director is between $81,329 and $145,087. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Security Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs the development and implementation of security programs to guard against theft, vandalism, sabotage, violence, or other threats against the client, organization, or its employees.
  • Oversees installation, maintenance, and operation of electronic security systems, such as closed circuit surveillance, entry controls, burglar alarms, ultrasonic motion detectors, electric eyes, and outdoor perimeter and microwave alarms.
Security Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Managers, All Other

Job family population: 430,120

Estimated population of Security Director jobs: 65,198

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Security Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Security Project Manager
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Kates Detective Agency
Demonstrated ability to multi-task in an environment with little to no direct supervision ... Security officers and supervisors assigned to the project report to this position.
Security Officer - TV & Movie Film Production
Apr 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Advanced Security Solutions
Our security personnel utilizes innovative training and technology to provide our clients with ... Direct vehicle traffic * Assure only authorized personnel has access to production equipment ...
Security Officer
Jun 21
Bourbonnais, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Full-Time Security Officer to support our rapidly expanding investigations and security business. ... direct hire industry throughout the Midwest area, providing equal employment opportunity. Our ...
Classroom Security Guard
May 2
Waukegan, IL, USA
The Menta Group Special Education Services
Classroom Security Staffmember 621 Belvidere St. Waukegan, IL. 60085 Hours: 8-3:30 M-F, Following a ... Apply for Job ID 835 at on the "Apply" button to the right of Job ID 835 Questions may be directed ...
Corporate Security Rover Patrol
Jun 18
Lake Forest, IL, USA
AS Solution
Corporate Security Rover Patrol: Lake Forest, IL Who Are We? AS Solution is a security company ... Agents are often directed to work overtime (OT), nights, holidays and weekends. We are looking for ...
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