Security Officer in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Security Officers rely heavily on tips to get by, with gratuities accounting for just under two-thirds of their $34.88 total hourly pay. The hourly wage generally stretches from $9.54 per hour to $17.62. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by around half and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Male Security Officers in Los Angeles far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,121 - $67,643
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$68K
MEDIAN: $29,100
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$9.54 - $17.62
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$18,121 - $67,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
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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$20,364 - $43,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.54 - $17.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$22.73  
Overtime
$13.80 - $26.52  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
   
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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$20,364 - $43,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $26K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $27K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Security Officers in Los Angeles, Calif. who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $27K.

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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$27,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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