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Campus Security Officer Salary

Pay for Campus Security Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.22 per hour. The vast majority of Campus Security Officers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Campus Security Officers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and approximately half have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,815 - $55,242
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,931
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90%

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$10.14 - $19.50
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,815 - $55,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
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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$21,010 - $42,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $19.50  
   
Overtime
$7.35 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
   
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).
)
$21,010 - $42,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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.


Campus Security Officers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Campus Security Officers make a median salary of $31K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 31%
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