Campus Security Officer Salary (United States)

A typical Campus Security Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.94 per hour. Pay begins at $9.66 per hour on the low end and climbs to $19.70 near the top. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, around one third claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority (84 percent) of Campus Security Officers are male. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Campus Security Officer Salary (?
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$20,732 - $55,813
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MEDIAN: $29,154
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Campus Security Officer Salary (?
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,732 - $55,813  
   
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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$20,492 - $45,112  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $19.70  
   
Overtime
$7.05 - $36.75  
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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$20,492 - $45,112  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.
For Campus Security Officers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Starting out, salaries are typically $27K, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $33K. After 20 years in the field, Campus Security Officers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $33K. Campus Security Officers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 30%
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