A Security Officer earns an average wage of C$14.74 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$24,417 - C$90,000
C$24K
C$52K
C$90K
MEDIAN: C$51,760
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50%
90%

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C$11.42 - C$21.30
C$11
C$15
C$21
MEDIAN: C$14.66
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$30KC$60KC$90K
Salary
C$24,417 - C$90,000  
   
Bonus
C$507 - C$9,863  
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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C$23,902 - C$52,978  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$12C$24C$36
Hourly Rate
C$11.42 - C$21.30  
   
Overtime
C$16.97 - C$35.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$24KC$48KC$72K
Bonus
C$507 - C$9,863  
   
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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C$23,902 - C$52,978  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 70 salaries. A Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$32,407

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Security Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Officer?

Security Officer in Edmonton:
Pros: My job can move with me to a completely different province and the company is actively invested in employee concerns.
Cons: The hourly wage is definitely too low for the performance and commitment expected from you.

Security Officer in Edmonton:
Pros: Being able to experience new things and diversity on a regular basis. Being able to help people when in need and providing knowledgeable information. Physically active with a mix of relaxing downtime. Some cases being able to get paid for watching t.v doing nothing. Have to make split second decisions to keep you on your toes and sharp. Helps with observation skills.
Cons: The low pay and shift work. Weird hours. Stressful situations with lots of ridicule if not handled the way someone else would handle it. Lack of moving up in the field of work, takes too long.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲14%

▲10%

National Average
C$32,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%
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