Campus Security Officers in the United States take home approximately $14.12 per hour on average. The vast majority of Campus Security Officers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,048 - $45,100
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$22K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,051
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$10.96 - $18.73
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$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,048 - $45,100  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,869 - $43,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $18.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$15.90 - $28.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Total Pay (?
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$22,869 - $43,635  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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

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

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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