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Security Officer Salary in San Diego, California

San Diego Security Officers can expect to earn an average of $11.86 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.75 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.26 on the higher side. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although slightly less than one-half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, a little over a half claim no health benefits at all. Male Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$9.75 - $15.26
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $15.26  
   
Overtime
$2.79 - $21.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$20,449 - $37,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Experience Affects Security Officer in San Diego, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 53%
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