Facility Security Officers earn the highest median pay at $19.33, followed by Security Officers (approximately $11.35) and Security Guards ($11.00).
Median pay is highest in Houston (around $19.00 per hour), followed by San Francisco ($16.77), Los Angeles (about $13.57), and Seattle (around $12.82). Expected earnings are below average (approximately $11.16) in Chicago, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across ABM Security Services, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home about $15.85 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average pay of $12.82. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $11.48 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. Salaries typically rise to $14.27 per hour for accredited First Aid Administrators. ABM Security Services, Inc. compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $17.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Security Risk Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $19.00.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that ABM Security Services, Inc. sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for more than half of workers, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too.