Campus Security Officer Salary

Campus Security Officers in the United States take home an average $14.35 per hour. The vast majority of Campus Security Officers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and roughly one-half receive dental plans. The majority of Campus Security Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,894 - $56,326
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$21K
$30K
$56K
MEDIAN: $29,931
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$10.49 - $19.50
(Median)
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$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
$20,894 - $56,326  
   
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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$21,319 - $43,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $19.50  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $36.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$21,319 - $43,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Campus Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Campus Security Officers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $33K.

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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 32%
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