Nearing the top of the pay scale are Facility Security Officers, Security Supervisors, Security Officers, and Security Guards; while the first receives the highest median pay at $19.33 per hour, the other salaries come in at $13.25, approximately $11.12, and about $11.00, respectively.
Residents of Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $19.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Seattle, Wash. ($12.82) and Chicago, Ill. (about $11.16). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays ABM Security Services, Inc. the most — $18.67 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $12.60 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $11.23 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $16.77 per hour. Regarding pay and education, ABM Security Services, Inc. pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — around $18.00.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Security Risk Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $19.00 per hour. A garden variety skill at ABM Security Services, Inc. is Scheduling; one in three of ABM Security Services, Inc.'s people use it regularly.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for about one-half of workers, and half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well.