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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$0$8$16$24
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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Security Officers in San Diego — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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