Security Officer Salary in Los Angeles

Tips are a big part of the average paycheck for Los Angeles Security Officers. On average, they amount to about $22.73 of the $34.82 per hour they pull down. The bottom of the hourly base pay range approaches $9.38 per hour, and the top reaches $18.01. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and close to two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. There are far more male Security Officers in Los Angeles, Calif. survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$9.38 - $18.01
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $18.01  
   
Overtime
$13.42 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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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$20,351 - $44,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Experience Affects Security Officer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 48%
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