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Campus Security Officer Salary

Median pay for Campus Security Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.03 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.03 per hour and $19.61. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Campus Security Officers are male. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a little more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,774 - $55,390
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,538
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$10.03 - $19.61
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,774 - $55,390  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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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$20,910 - $42,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $19.61  
   
Overtime
$7.12 - $36.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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).
)
$20,910 - $42,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Campus Security Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $33K.

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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 29%