Campus Security Officer Salary

Pay for Campus Security Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.37 per hour. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Campus Security Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Campus Security Officers (86 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,675 - $45,725
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MEDIAN: $31,068
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$10.85 - $18.47
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$22,675 - $45,725  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,859 - $44,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $18.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$16.03 - $28.61  
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$22,859 - $44,282  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Campus Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Campus Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Campus Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Campus Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Campus Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 31 salaries. A Campus Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Campus Security Officer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%