SSI, Industry Associations Partner for Security Industry Compensation Study

The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), ESA, SIA, PSA and SSI have come together to provide the security industry with the compensation data it needs to effectively recruit and hire talent.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Recognizing the industry’s need for current and comprehensive compensation data, particularly for security integrators, leading organizations have partnered to launch the 2022 Security Industry Compensation Study presented by the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST).

In addition to FAST, which is providing funding support, this research initiative brings together support from the Electronic Security Association (ESA), PSA Security Network (PSA), the Security Industry Association (SIA) and Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and will be the security industry’s largest widely-partnered study on salary and compensation.

This study’s mission is to provide the security industry with the compensation data it needs to effectively recruit and hire talent. The final report will offer essential salary and benefits data for relevant job titles within security systems integrators and dealers, as well as security product development and manufacturing companies.

“It’s easy to think we know what good, competitive compensation is in our industry. The challenge is people’s needs and requirements change faster than any of us anticipate,” says Paul Hevesy, chair of the FAST Board of Directors and vice president of organizational effectiveness at Stanley Black & Decker Inc. “It’s one reason why industry-focused compensation studies are so critical. We need to stay current in today’s competitive job market to recruit and retain top talent.”

The research will involve a survey of professionals across the security industry, which will be conducted in spring/summer 2022, with the data expected to be released in late 2022.

Topline results will be available to the public upon the study’s release, with more in-depth analysis reserved for companies who participate in the study, making it important for industry firms to participate by providing compensation data.

“FAST is eager to launch a security industry compensation study, but we would be amiss if we tried to complete it on our own. FAST is fortunate to have partnerships with SIA, SSI, ESA and PSA, who have identified a similar need for and importance of such a study,” says Kerri Sutherland, vice chair of the FAST Board of Directors and human resources business partner at Axis Communications. “With our partners, FAST will ensure we have accurate, impartial and valid data, so organizations across the industry can ensure they not only are paying properly, but also have details to create or update a successful compensation strategy.”

Security professionals are encouraged to participate in the study by completing the brief signup form on the FAST homepage.

FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting careers in the physical security technology and life-safety industry. FAST offers job seekers information about the security industry’s growth and unique position at the convergence of cutting-edge technology and a mission that matters, the types of roles available in the industry, what employers are looking for, leading certifications in physical security and cybersecurity and a jobs board featuring immediate opportunities in security technology and life safety.

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