Security Officer in Los Angeles Salary

Average Security Officers in Los Angeles make around $12.14 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Los Angeles Security Officers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately half lack coverage. On the flip side, one-half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$12,255 - $68,510
$12K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,439
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$9.90 - $16.32
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$16
MEDIAN: $12.14
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$12,255 - $68,510  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$20,567 - $43,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $16.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.86 - $23.92  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,567 - $43,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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:
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 15 salaries. A Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$27,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 50%
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