Median pay for Facility Security Officers in the United States is around $65K annually, but employers in Reston offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $80K. Facility Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), Chantilly (+13 percent), Arlington (+10 percent), and Herndon (+7 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,808 - $92,280
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$44K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,794
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$10.16 - $30.04
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,808 - $92,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,753  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,022  
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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$35,708 - $91,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 627
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $30.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.52 - $38.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,753  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,022  
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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$35,708 - $91,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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 results suggest that Facility Security Officers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Personnel Security, Security Risk Management, Security Policies and Procedures, and Security Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Security Intrusion Detection. Most people experienced in Security Policies and Procedures also know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Facility Security Officers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,808

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Facility Security Officer (FSO) Reviews

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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Experience Affects Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Facility Security Officer (FSO) Salaries

Personnel Security
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Security Risk Management
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Security Maintenance
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National Average
$62,000

Security Intrusion Detection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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