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Security Officer Salary in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Security Officers rely heavily on tips to get by, with gratuities accounting for just below two-thirds of their $34.94 total hourly pay. Hourly wages bottom out near $9.53 per hour but verge on $17.74 at the top of the pay range. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but approximately one-half have medical insurance, and just under a half have dental, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Security Officers in Los Angeles — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.53 - $17.74
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$13.33 - $32.25  
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$22K$44K$66K
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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$20,538 - $44,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Experience Affects Security Officer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 42%
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