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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Pay for Facility Security Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Facility Security Officers varies from $29K to $90K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Facility Security Officers is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,477 - $91,394
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MEDIAN: $61,556
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$9.73 - $27.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,477 - $91,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $5,068  
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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$29,416 - $89,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,021
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $27.21  
   
Overtime
$14.34 - $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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $5,068  
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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$29,416 - $89,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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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)


Survey takers who work as Facility Security Officers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, Security Maintenance, 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Facility Security Officers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. Facility Security Officers bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Facility Security Officers in Chantilly receive some of the highest pay in the country. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+26 percent), Reston (+20 percent), Arlington (+20 percent), and Herndon (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Facility Security Officer's salary, with Virginia Beach Facility Security Officers earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Melbourne and Colorado Springs (22 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Risk Management
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Security Maintenance
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National Average
$57,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 219 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%