Security Officer in Los Angeles Salary

Tips are a big part of the average paycheck for Security Officers in Los Angeles. On average, they amount to about $22.73 of the $34.88 per hour they pull down. The hourly wage generally spans the spectrum between $9.54 per hour and $17.62. The vast majority of Los Angeles Security Officers (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Security Officers in Los Angeles, Calif. is high. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, roughly one-half report medical coverage and slightly less than half claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $26K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $27K on average. Los Angeles Security Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of 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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