Security Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $15.40 per hour; Receptionists, Security Supervisors, and Security Officers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $14.45, approximately $13.84, and around $10.75, respectively. Security Guards are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $9.42.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.00 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Mo. ($12.25), Dallas, Texas (around $11.25), and Dayton, Ohio ($11.10) are the next top-paying cities. New York, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $10.50. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Missouri, where they average to $13.61 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $10.95 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.94 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $14.85 per hour for BSIS Guard Card Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Employees who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) make the most here, hauling in $14.03 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $14.85 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is regularly seen around here; nearly one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. US Security Associates, Inc. provides health insurance to close to two-fifths of workers, and over a third of workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, paid holiday and sick leave, and life insurance.