When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.06 per hour) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. ($15.00), New York, N.Y. (approximately $12.00), and Chicago, Ill. (around $11.86) are the next top-paying cities. At $10.71, Louisville, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home about $12.15 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Armed Security Officers, Security Managers, Armed Security Guards, and Security Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $15.21 per hour, the other salaries come in at $14.99, about $13.67, and around $12.19, respectively. Security Guards are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $10.04.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $11.67 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (51 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.88 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
BSIS Guard Card Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $12.48 per hour. Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a GED or High School Diploma — these employees rake in $12.25 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $19.00 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. is Security Policies and Procedures; about one-half of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Customer Service, Training, and Security Risk Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc.; the company rewards only a quarter of survey participants with paid vacation time and only five percent of employees with sick leave. A majority of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For approximately two in five workers, benefits include health insurance, and more than a third of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.