The average pay for a Security Officer is £7.55 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

£13,883 - £29,628
(Median)
£14K
£20K
£30K
MEDIAN: £20,478
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£6.56 - £9.98
(Median)
£6
£7
£10
MEDIAN: £7.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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£0£10K£20K£30K
Salary
£13,883 - £29,628  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £800  
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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£13,677 - £24,723  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£7£14£21
Hourly Rate
£6.56 - £9.98  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.03  
Overtime
£7.60 - £19.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£14K£28K£42K
Bonus
£0.00 - £800  
   
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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£13,677 - £24,723  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £16,564

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Security Officer Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
₤17,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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