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Security Officer Salary in Los Angeles

Security Officers in Los Angeles rely heavily on tips to get by, with gratuities accounting for just below two-thirds of their $35.07 total hourly pay. The hourly wage varies between $9.48 per hour and $17.80. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While some workers in this profession — around two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.48 - $17.80
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $17.80  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $37.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
   
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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$20,497 - $44,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Experience Affects Security Officer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 39%