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Security Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Security Supervisor manages overall security operations within a business. Reviews and organizes staffing levels of Security Officers to maintain full coverage of posts. Trains new officers and works with officers to develop safety plans for buildings the monitor, including lock down plans. May monitor electronic surveillance equipment.

Job Outlook

There were 931 Security Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 35554 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Security Officer industry, which includes the Security Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Security Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $63,246.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $61,746.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Security Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $42,651.

Education and Experience

Posted Security Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6.76%
Bachelor's Degree15.24%
Master's Degree3.39%
Doctoral Degree0.83%
Other57.28%

Posted Security Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years48.73%
3 to 5 years42.1%
6 to 8 years4.04%
9+ years5.14%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Security Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Customer Service (29.61%)
  • Communication (27.62%)
  • Management (27.54%)
  • Coaching (24.71%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (19.46%)
  • Operations (16.68%)
  • Leadership (16.45%)
  • Verbal Communication Skills (13.8%)
  • Good Driving Record (13%)
  • Supervision (11.44%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Physical Security Operations (20.04%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Auditing (9.8%)
  • Alarm Devices (7.81%)
  • Security Systems (10.21%)
  • Operations Management (24.58%)
  • Security Management (9.93%)
  • Law Enforcement (17.94%)
  • Access Controls (13.22%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Security Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Security Site Supervisor
  • Security Shift Supervisor
  • Security Field Supervisor
  • Armed Security Supervisor
  • Shift Leader
  • Systems Security Engineer
  • Field Supervisor
  • Asset Protection Coordinator
  • Site Supervisor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Security Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Allied Universal (6854)
  • Securitas (2560)
  • GardaWorld (1124)
  • Target (285)
  • United States Department of Homeland Security (263)
  • Sunstates Security (230)
  • Lockheed Martin (200)
  • Raytheon Technologies (194)
  • Hilton (187)
  • Disability Solutions (183)

North Carolina

  • Allied Universal (247)
  • Belk (36)
  • Dunkin' Brands (36)
  • Sunstates Security (35)
  • GardaWorld (21)
  • Securitas (14)
  • Andy Frain Services (13)
  • Coastal Management (12)
  • Weiser Security Services (11)
  • Sectek (10)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!