Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Average Facility Security Officers in the United States make around $62K per year. The range in cash compensation to Facility Security Officers ($33K to $90K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most Facility Security Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,878 - $90,832
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,997
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$10.05 - $28.95
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$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,878 - $90,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,179  
Profit Sharing
$199.56 - $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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$32,802 - $89,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $28.95  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $39.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.56 - $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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$32,802 - $89,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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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 Maintenance, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. 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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Facility Security Officers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. Facility Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Facility Security Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Facility Security Officers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+19 percent), Chantilly (+18 percent), Arlington (+15 percent), and Herndon (+9 percent). Facility Security Officers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Facility Security Officers in Virginia Beach bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Melbourne (24 percent less) and Huntsville (14 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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$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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