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Campus Security Officer Salary

For Campus Security Officers, hourly average wages total $14.18 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. The vast majority (85 percent) of Campus Security Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$20,894 - $56,326
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$21K
$29K
$56K
MEDIAN: $29,154
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$9.73 - $19.54
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,894 - $56,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $783  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,653 - $45,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$7.12 - $36.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $783  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,653 - $45,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Campus Security Officer

Universities and colleges are the employers of campus security officers. These individuals are hired to work alongside any city or university certified police officers, serving as the eyes and ears for police assigned to patrol college campuses. Campus security officers are often students at the college being patrolled. While these personnel are not considered full-fledged officers of the law, they are usually granted some of the same responsibilities and privileges.

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Pay by Experience Level for Campus Security Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Campus Security Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. For Campus Security Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. Campus Security Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 28%