When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.00 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Seattle, Wash. ($14.50), Kansas City, Mo. (about $13.76), and Houston, Texas (approximately $12.00) are the next top-paying cities. Philadelphia, Pa. ranks low on the pay scale — at $9.50, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Illinois, where the average US Security Associates, Inc. employee makes $11.57 per hour.
Earning approximately $14.41 per hour on average, Security Managers receive the most money, followed by Loss Prevention Associates ($12.75), Security Supervisors ($12.75), and Armed Security Officers (about $10.63). Security Guards are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $9.57.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at US Security Associates, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn around $11.09 per hour on average. The largest slice of the US Security Associates, Inc. workforce (57 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $10.99 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Security Guard License Holders earn $13.84 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at US Security Associates, Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning approximately $14.75 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $14.48 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill among US Security Associates, Inc. workers, with approximately half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. US Security Associates, Inc. provides health insurance to more than a third of workers, and over a third of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and paid holiday and sick leave.