Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Median pay for Facility Security Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Facility Security Officers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $90K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. In this profession, a strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Women make up a slight majority of Facility Security Officers (57 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,917 - $90,730
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,661
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$10.19 - $30.21
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,917 - $90,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$34,663 - $89,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,034
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $30.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.50 - $39.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$34,663 - $89,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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)


Survey results imply that Facility Security Officers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Personnel Security, Security Maintenance, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Security Policies and Procedures indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $64K. On average, Facility Security Officers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Facility Security Officers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,715

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For Facility Security Officers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Facility Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like McLean (+20 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Reston (+17 percent), and Chantilly (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Facility Security Officer's salary, with Virginia Beach Facility Security Officers earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers in Huntsville and Colorado Springs also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Reviews

What is it like working as a Facility Security Officer (FSO)?

Facility Security Officer (FSO) in Irvine:
Pros: I enjoy the aerospace industry. Creating one small part that contributes to a larger program is something I am proud to be part of.
Cons: Stress of meeting unrealistic expectations, at time. Trying to please the customer when they need something immediately.

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
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Security Maintenance
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$60,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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