A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, security and protective services graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Security and Protective Services graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in security and protective services is $41,008, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $54,948.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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