Foundation for Advancing Security Talent and Partner Organizations Launch Comprehensive Security Industry Compensation Study, Seeking Industry Participation

FAST Security Industry Compensation Study

Presented by FAST and bringing together SIA, ESA, PSA and SSI, the 2023 study will provide the security industry with the data it needs to effectively recruit and hire talent.

DALLAS, Texas – Recognizing the security industry’s need for current and comprehensive compensation data, leading organizations have partnered to present the 2023 Security Industry Compensation Study presented by the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST). In addition to FAST, this research initiative is produced by the Security Industry Association (SIA), Electronic Security Association (ESA), PSA Security Network (PSA) and Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and is the security industry’s largest widely partnered study on salary and compensation.

FAST encourages security industry companies to participate in this study, which will provide the security industry with the compensation data it needs to effectively recruit and hire talent. All companies who participate in the survey will receive the executive summary prior to the release of the full report, along with the full report once it is released. Participants in the study will get valuable data, with standardized job titles and descriptions, to help them make informed hiring decisions.

“Hiring is one of the issues affecting companies across the board in this industry that really impacts their growth,” said FAST Executive Director Aiden O’Brien. “The 2023 Security Industry Compensation Study, produced in partnership with ESA, PSA, SIA and SSI, will produce a final report that serves as a great tool for companies to compare themselves to and provide strong hiring, salary and compensation data to help you make informed decisions about the roles you may have. This study relies on participation from the industry, and we really hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!”

This study focuses on wage, salary and compensation packages for particularly in-demand and hard-to-recruit roles like technicians and technical staff, operations and sales roles. The research involves a survey of professionals across the security industry – including executives and HR and operations leaders. The study is designed for companies including security integrators, residential and commercial security installing firms, security product manufacturers and software providers. Participation is confidential and free for qualifying companies, and FAST is using outside firm Vault Consulting to ensure your organization’s data is confidential and that the computation and analysis is conducted with the utmost rigor.

To participate in the 2023 Security Industry Compensation Study, complete the brief signup form on the FAST website.

FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by ESA and SIA and 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. FAST’s key efforts include outreach to schools, colleges and universities to increase awareness of the exciting and rewarding careers available in security; research on the industry’s workforce development needs and possible solutions; and continuing education resources to help those already in the industry stay current with rapidly emerging and evolving technologies.