Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Facility Security Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $62K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Facility Security Officers can bottom out at $33K or peak near $90K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Most Facility Security Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and a majority earn vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,722 - $90,615

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$10.12 - $29.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,722 - $90,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $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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$33,038 - $89,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $29.04  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $40.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $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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$33,038 - $89,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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 Maintenance, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Risk Management, and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Security Policies and Procedures are similarly competent 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. Facility Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $79K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


Facility Security Officers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+18 percent), Chantilly (+18 percent), Arlington (+16 percent), and Herndon (+13 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Colorado Springs and Huntsville (14 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Security Maintenance
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Security Risk Management
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National Average
$59,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%
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