Directors of Security

A Security Director Monitors Surveillance Cameras

Directors of security oversee an organization’s security department. They are responsible for administering and maintaining 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.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Security Directors, Directors of Security and Safety
Duties Oversee security department and operations; protect all departments of an organization and its assets; develop security protocols; manage safety issues; prepare crisis management, workplace violence, and disaster response plans; hire and train security department staff
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Positions available in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Government
  • Psychology
Experience Seven to ten years
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements Must pass background and credit check and drug test and have no criminal record
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Vice President of Security
  • Director of Security
  • Security Manager
  • Security Supervisor
  • Security Worker