Security Officer in Los Angeles Salary

The average Los Angeles Security Officer earns approximately $12.19 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by roughly one-half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$12,365 - $67,924
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MEDIAN: $43,906
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$9.91 - $16.56
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$12,365 - $67,924  
   
Bonus
$600  
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$20,632 - $44,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $16.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.91 - $29.59  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$20,632 - $44,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Security Officers in Los Angeles with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $31K on average. Security Officers in Los Angeles, Calif. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. As Los Angeles Security Officers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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