The average pay for an Entry-Level Security Officer is AU$22.27 per hour.

AU$38,065 - AU$87,586
AU$38K
AU$56K
AU$88K
MEDIAN: AU$55,661
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AU$19.15 - AU$29.38
AU$19
AU$22
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$22.27
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$30KAU$60KAU$90K
Salary
AU$38,065 - AU$87,586  
   
Bonus
AU$2,700  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,551 - AU$67,579  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$22AU$44AU$66
Hourly Rate
AU$19.15 - AU$29.38  
   
Overtime
AU$10.21 - AU$63.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$2,700  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,551 - AU$67,579  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 192

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Security Officer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Officer in Melbourne:
Are you suicidal, or desperate? Rethink your options. We do most of the work for police/public risking our lives with no or very limited protection to our self and no pat on back or even a thanks.

Security Officer in Brisbane:
"Mature Security Officers Required."
1. We are not the police, don't try to be one. 2. Think before you act. 3. Remember nothing is personal. 4. The client pays the bills, don't shit where you eat. 5. The client is the boss, employees of the client may not be the boss. 6. We work to to live, not the other way round, leave the stress at work. 7. If working as part of a team, be a team member not an individual. 8. If you are the team leader, your team is the priority, they will keep you alive, treat them accordingly. 9. Before embarking on this career, join the Army, Police or similar, under 30 years old with no sharp end experience can give the industry a bad name with use of force breaches and general attitude issues to the public.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 92%
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