Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Earnings for Facility Security Officers in the United States come in at around $63K per year on average. Cash earnings for Facility Security Officers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $90K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,917 - $90,730
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,661
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$10.19 - $30.21
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,917 - $90,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
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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$34,663 - $89,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,034
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $30.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.50 - $39.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,123  
   
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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$34,663 - $89,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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)


Professional skills reported by Facility Security Officers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Personnel Security, Security Maintenance, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Risk Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Facility Security Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. On average, Facility Security Officers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. As Facility Security Officers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,715

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

For those looking to make money, Facility Security Officers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in McLean (+20 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Reston (+17 percent), and Chantilly (+17 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers in Huntsville and Colorado Springs also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
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Security Maintenance
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$60,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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