Facility Security Officers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $19.33 per hour; Security Officers and Security Guards also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $11.24 and around $11.00, respectively.
Residents of Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $19.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Seattle, Wash. (approximately $12.82) and Chicago, Ill. ($11.16). ABM Security Services, Inc. workers in Texas earn the most — $18.67 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $12.82 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the ABM Security Services, Inc. workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $12.24 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Emergency Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $11.05 per hour. ABM Security Services, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $18.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Security Risk Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $19.00 per hour.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). A little more than half of workers can count on health insurance, and a little over a half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit.