Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (United States)

Facility Security Officers in the United States pull down an average of $55,726 annually. The top of the range reaches $88,516 per year, and the bottom approaches $27,996. Overall cash earnings for Facility Security Officers stretch from $40,193 on the lower end to $90,354 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $5,234 from bonuses and $5,077 from profit sharing. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Women Facility Security Officers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (?
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$40,193 - $90,354
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MEDIAN: $61,021
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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (?
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$9.69 - $26.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,193 - $90,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,234  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $5,077  
Total Pay (?
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$27,996 - $88,516  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $38.57  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $5,077  
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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$27,996 - $88,516  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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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 Intrusion Detection, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Security Policies and Procedures also 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. New salaries start at $49,788 and reach $61K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $68K. Salaries grow more slowly as Facility Security Officers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Chantilly
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Arlington
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Reston
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Alexandria
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San Diego
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Fairfax
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Lexington Park
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Baltimore
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National Average
$56,000
Tampa
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Huntsville
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Colorado Springs
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Chantilly offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facility Security Officers, 35 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Washington, Arlington, Reston, and Alexandria, where Facility Security Officers annually earn 35 percent, 27 percent, 25 percent, and 19 percent more than the national average. Facility Security Officers' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Colorado Springs and Huntsville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-10 percent and -8 percent).

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Security Intrusion Detection
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National Average
$56,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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