Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

The average Facility Security Officer in the United States earns approximately $62K per year. The range in cash compensation to Facility Security Officers ($32K to $91K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Facility Security Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Facility Security Officers (55 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,648 - $91,629
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,091
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$9.84 - $28.30
(Median)
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$16
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,648 - $91,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,135  
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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$31,905 - $90,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $28.30  
   
Overtime
$13.80 - $38.96  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,135  
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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$31,905 - $90,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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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)


Facility Security Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Maintenance, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. Facility Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


Facility Security Officers will find that Chantilly offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Reston (+17 percent), Arlington (+14 percent), and Herndon (+10 percent). Facility Security Officers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Melbourne and Colorado Springs (24 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Maintenance
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%