The average pay for a Security Officer is £7.63 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

£14,423 - £29,653
£14K
£21K
£30K
MEDIAN: £21,100
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£6.66 - £9.95
£6
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MEDIAN: £7.63
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£10K£20K£30K
Salary
£14,423 - £29,653  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,150  
Total Pay (?
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£13,926 - £25,170  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£7£14£21
Hourly Rate
£6.66 - £9.95  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.03  
Overtime
£6.84 - £19.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£14K£28K£42K
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,150  
   
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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£13,926 - £25,170  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 346

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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 $16,000 based on 308 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 $18,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $18,000 based on 103 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 $17,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £16,885

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Security Officer Reviews

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

Security Officer in Blackpool:
"Security Officer, Manned Guarding, Patrols, Door Supervision."
Pros: Get to meet some interesting people on the job, and work at some interesting venues such as high-end night clubs.
Cons: The long hours, days and nights (often one following the other), zero hour contracts, poor payroll management, poor companies.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
₤17,000

▼2%

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 85%