Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary (United States)

Facility Security Officers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $55,726 annually. Pay begins at $27,996 on the low end and climbs to $88,516 per year near the top. Residency and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Facility Security Officers (52 percent). Work is enjoyable for Facility Security Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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  
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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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 usually report a few specific skills. 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. The majority of those 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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49,788; however, pay rises to approximately $61K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $68K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Facility Security Officers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

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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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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Virginia Beach
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Chantilly is home to an above-average pay rate for Facility Security Officers, 35 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Washington, Arlington, Reston, and Alexandria, top-paying markets where Facility Security Officers rake in more than the national norm (+35 percent, +27 percent, +25 percent, and +19 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Workers in Colorado Springs and Huntsville earn less than others in this profession; their -10 percent and -8 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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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%