Campus Security Officers in the United States take home approximately $14.26 per hour on average. For the most part, Campus Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Male Campus Security Officers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $29,672
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
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$22,695 - $44,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$16.03 - $28.61  
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$22,695 - $44,047  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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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Campus Security Officer Tasks

  • Patrol campus premises and circulate among visitors, staff, and students, issuing citations and evicting violators.
  • Escort staff, students, and visitors.
  • Lock and unlock building entrances, exits, and rooms on-campus.
  • Respond to alarms, disturbances, and medical emergencies, administering basic first-aid and contacting police and fire departments.
  • Report daily activities and incidents.

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. For Campus Security Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $37K.

Key Stats for Campus Security Officer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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