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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

An average Facility Security Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Facility Security Officers generally range from $32K to $90K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,825 - $91,196
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,673
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$9.91 - $28.55
(Median)
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$16
$29
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
$40,825 - $91,196  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,187  
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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$32,058 - $90,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,017
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $28.55  
   
Overtime
$13.77 - $39.72  
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 - $5,187  
   
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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$32,058 - $90,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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)


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Facility Security Officers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Security Maintenance, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed 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 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 see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Facility Security Officers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chantilly (+23 percent), Reston (+17 percent), Arlington (+15 percent), and Herndon (+11 percent). Facility Security Officers in Melbourne report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Colorado Springs and Huntsville earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

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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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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%
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