Earnings for Security Officers in Los Angeles, Calif. come in at around $12.23 per hour on average. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Los Angeles Security Officers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. Although one-half have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, half claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,164 - $69,043
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MEDIAN: $41,041
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$9.86 - $16.96
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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$12,164 - $69,043  
   
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$600  
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$20,358 - $43,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$9.86 - $16.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.93 - $29.48  
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$20,358 - $43,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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