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Campus Security Officer Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Campus Security Officers in the United States typically come in around $13.94 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. In this field, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Campus Security Officers are male. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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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$9.66 - $19.70
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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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. On average, Campus Security Officers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. The majority of Campus Security Officers have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.
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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
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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%