Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salary

Pay for Facility Security Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65K per year. In the world of Facility Security Officers, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $91K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Women Facility Security Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,273 - $92,388
$43K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,089
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$10.25 - $30.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,273 - $92,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,199  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$35,769 - $91,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 624
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $30.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.53 - $40.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,199  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$35,769 - $91,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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

  • Create and update security plans, procedures, and instructions.
  • Maintain working relationships with government agencies.
  • Participate in the development and execution of security education programs.
  • Supervise daily security activities and enforce government and company security policies.
  • Perform access control responsibilities including managing badges, access cards and visit requests.

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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 Personnel Security, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Security Intrusion Detection. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Facility Security Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. Facility Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,402

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Reston is home to an above-average pay rate for Facility Security Officers, 30 percent higher than the national average. Facility Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Columbia (+27 percent), Arlington (+18 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Chantilly (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Chicago Facility Security Officers have considerably lower salaries, 35 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Melbourne and Lexington Park (35 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Facility Security Officer (FSO) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Facility Security Officer (FSO)?

Facility Security Officer (FSO) in Irvine:
Pros: I enjoy the aerospace industry. Creating one small part that contributes to a larger program is something I am proud to be part of.
Cons: Stress of meeting unrealistic expectations, at time. Trying to please the customer when they need something immediately.

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Key Stats for Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

▲22%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
▲14%




National Average
$61,000

Security Intrusion Detection
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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