Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Facility Security Officers in the United States can expect wages of $62K annually on average. 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. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Facility Security Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,763 - $90,682
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$41K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,939
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$10.09 - $28.97
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,763 - $90,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,155  
Profit Sharing
$199.11 - $5,152  
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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$32,873 - $89,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $28.97  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $39.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.11 - $5,152  
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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$32,873 - $89,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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 narrow range of 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. Those educated in Security Policies and Procedures tend to be well versed 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.


For many Facility Security Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. Facility Security Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $79K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facility Security Officers, 21 percent above the national average. Facility Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reston (+18 percent), Chantilly (+18 percent), Arlington (+16 percent), and Alexandria (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Virginia Beach, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. 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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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

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$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 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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