Campus Security Officer Salary

For Campus Security Officers, hourly average wages total $14.26 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. The vast majority (86 percent) of Campus Security Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Campus Security Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,894 - $56,326

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$10.32 - $19.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,894 - $56,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $745  
Total Pay (?
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$21,218 - $42,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $19.34  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $36.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$21,218 - $42,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.


Campus Security Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. 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
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 32%
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