Facility Security Officers in the United States earn an average of $65K per year, and top pay can be found in Reston, where the average is $80K. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+15 percent), Chantilly (+12 percent), Arlington (+9 percent), and Herndon (+6 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,091 - $91,987
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MEDIAN: $65,055
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$10.17 - $30.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,091 - $91,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,814  
Total Pay (?
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$36,181 - $91,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $30.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.51 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$36,181 - $91,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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

  • Create and update security plans, procedures, and instructions.
  • Maintain working relationships with government agencies.
  • Participate in the development and execution of security education programs.
  • Supervise daily security activities and enforce government and company security policies.
  • Perform access control responsibilities including managing badges, access cards and visit requests.

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Popular Skills for Facility Security Officer (FSO)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Personnel Security, Security Risk Management, Security Maintenance, and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Security Intrusion Detection. Those familiar with Security Policies and Procedures also tend to know 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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. Facility Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $75K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,195

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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
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National Average
$62,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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