Security Officer in San Diego, California Salary

For Security Officers in San Diego, hourly average wages total $12.09 per hour. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, nearly two in five have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$10.11 - $17.19
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MEDIAN: $12.09
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Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $17.19
Overtime $17.62
Annual Data $0$40K
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$21,053 - $40,071
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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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
4.5%

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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
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 48%
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