Security Officer in San Diego, California Salary

An average Security Officer in San Diego can expect to take home roughly $12.27 per hour. Although a little less than one-half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. Male San Diego Security Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$9.91 - $17.63
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MEDIAN: $12.27
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Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $17.63  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $22.35  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,713 - $39,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
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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 $25,000 based on 23 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 $28,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 14 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 $33,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 46%