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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

For Facility Security Officers, annual average wages total $62K per year. Incomes of Facility Security Officers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5K cause paychecks to spread between $32K on the low end and $90K on the high end. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Women make up a slight majority of Facility Security Officers (55 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,786 - $91,299
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,706
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$9.87 - $28.53
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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
$40,786 - $91,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
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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$31,897 - $90,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $28.53  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $39.38  
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 - $5,171  
   
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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$31,897 - $90,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Maintenance, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Facility Security Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Facility Security Officers, working in the bustling city of Chantilly has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent), Reston (+17 percent), Arlington (+14 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. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Colorado Springs and Huntsville (13 percent less).

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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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Security Maintenance
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%
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