Security Careers book cover

Security Careers

Skills, Compensation, and Career Paths

The third edition of Security Careers is the authoritative reference for current job descriptions and pay practices of security, compliance, and ethics occupations. The job descriptions and compensation ranges in this report are drawn from research from the Foushée Group, which has been conducting this research since 1980.

Security Careers includes more than 75 job descriptions for security-related positions, which range from the entry-level security guard to the top global corporate executive. It also provides four years of compensation trend data to give a thorough understanding of competitive pay practices across the industry. This book can be used by anyone who manages security personnel or by security professionals who want to develop their careers.

Security Careers is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.


Security professionals, for help defining their roles, responsibilities, value, and career path opportunities; security or business managers, for staff planning to fill existing or new positions and to validate pay structures; career counselors in the military and law enforcement fields; and human resources and compensation departments

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-800104-2


  • "... so welcome as a source, whether you are approaching security management as a second career after the military; someone already in corporate security asked for advice or looking to mentor or put something back into the industry; or for corporations looking to hire..." -- Professional Security Magazine Online,August 22,2014


  • Chapter 1: Helping the Industry Help Itself

    Chapter 2: The Role and Responsibilities of the Security Leader

    Chapter 3: Managing Compensation - Factors that Influence Compensation Decisions

    Chapter 4: Security Job Descriptions

    Chapter 5: Position Compensation Trends

    Chapter 6: Career Resources


advert image