Biometrics is a large field that combines aspects of biological science studies with real-world, business applications that help companies improve their operations, especially when it comes to security. In the security market, biometrics adds a layer of protection on systems that combine technology with aspects of the human body. For instance, using a fingerprint-reading device to access a computer is a common application of biometric technology. Eye scans, voice-pattern recognition and similar capabilities are also examples of biometrics.
Consultants and Examiners
Most businesses do not need to hire a full-time employee to work on biometrics. Typically, they use consultants and examiners to do the work instead. These workers come into the company, analyze its biometric needs, and then set up a system that will serve the needs of the business as required, often on a contractual basis or on behalf of a larger biometric provider. Consultants in biometrics can make around $70,000 per year for their work, while examiners make around $56,000 per year.
Security and Engineering Positions
Other companies do need to hire a person in a more permanent biometric position. For instance, someone may need to constantly manage the security system, making sure it operates correctly and is updated. Biometric firms may also hire these security and engineering workers to send out to clients that use their systems. Work in Internet biometric security can pay around $65,000. A systems engineer, potentially involved in more technical work, is paid between $63,000 and $116,000.
Biometric managers are often project managers in charge of biometric operations for a certain company. They commonly work for biometric companies overseeing client relationships and delivering solutions. A biometric project manager can make around $104,000 a year. A project manager that only takes only biometric projects as part of overall duties may make around $121,000.
Senior Worker Positions
Senior positions in biometrics are typically directors in senior positions of management for biometrics. They tend to make the most money out of all possible positions in the biometric world. A head senior director may make as much as $149,000 per year, although a lower position average may be around $80,000, depending on the job itself.