Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Facility Security Officers in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Total incomes of Facility Security Officers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $93K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Facility Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,782 - $93,557
$45K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,778
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$10.26 - $32.34
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$0$93K
Salary $44,782 - $93,557
Bonus $0.00 - $6,104
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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$36,190 - $92,665
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 653
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.26 - $32.34
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $4.56 - $38.43
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,104
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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$36,190 - $92,665
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155

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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.

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Facility Security Officer (FSO)


Popular Skills for Facility Security Officer (FSO)


Job skills reported by Facility Security Officers are limited. Most notably, skills in Personnel Security, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Security Intrusion Detection. It is often found that people who know Security Policies and Procedures are also skilled in Security Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Pay by Experience for a Facility Security Officer (FSO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Facility Security Officer (FSO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 343 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facility Security Officer (FSO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 313 salaries. An experienced Facility Security Officer (FSO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 230 salaries. A Facility Security Officer (FSO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,518

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Facility Security Officers in Reston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Facility Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbia (+23 percent), Arlington (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Chantilly (+10 percent). Facility Security Officers in Chicago take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 37 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Melbourne and Lexington Park (37 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

▲18%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
▲10%




National Average
$64,000

Security Intrusion Detection
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 20%
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