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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (United States)

Facility Security Officers in the United States usually make around $61K annually. Cash earnings of Facility Security Officers can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $28K to almost $89K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Job satisfaction for Facility Security Officers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (?
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$40,193 - $90,354
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MEDIAN: $61,021
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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (?
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$9.69 - $26.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,193 - $90,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,234  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $5,077  
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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$27,996 - $88,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $38.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $5,077  
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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$27,996 - $88,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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Job Description for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Facility security officers (FSOs) are in charge of managing security in their organization's facilities. They are responsible for creating a secure environment for employees, vendors, and company visitors. They manage daily activities regarding entry, video security, and other security devices. FSOs use a personal computer to log personnel and entry records, as well as review closed circuit recordings and provide functional support for physical security requirements. They manage access control to restricted areas, coordinate with upper management on security protocols and legal requirements, and analyze identification forms.
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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Tasks
  • Supervise daily security activities and enforce government and company security policies.
  • Perform access control responsibilities including managing badges, access cards and visit requests.
  • Participate in the development and execution of security education programs.
  • Create and update security plans, procedures, and instructions.
  • Maintain working relationships with government agencies.

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Popular Skills for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Professional skills reported by Facility Security Officers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Security Intrusion Detection, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Security Policies and Procedures are, more often than not, also skilled in Security Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Facility Security Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $50K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Facility Security Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $75K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Diego
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Baltimore
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National Average
$56,000
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Chantilly is home to an above-average pay rate for Facility Security Officers, 35 percent higher than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Washington, Arlington, Reston, and Alexandria, where Facility Security Officers annually earn 35 percent, 27 percent, 25 percent, and 19 percent more than the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers in Colorado Springs and Huntsville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$56,000
Security Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%