Campus Security Officer Salary

For Campus Security Officers, hourly average wages total $14.26 per hour. Most Campus Security Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority (86 percent) of Campus Security Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,232 - $55,086
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,794
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$10.63 - $19.48
(Median)
$11
$14
$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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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.


For Campus Security Officers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Campus Security Officers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $33K.

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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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