Campus Security Officer Salary

An average Campus Security Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.26 per hour. Men make up the vast majority of Campus Security Officers (86 percent) who took the survey. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and about one-half receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,232 - $55,086
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$21K
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$55K
MEDIAN: $29,794
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$10.63 - $19.48
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,232 - $55,086  
   
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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$21,867 - $43,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $19.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$8.48 - $35.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$21,867 - $43,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.


For Campus Security Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Campus Security Officer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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