Average San Diego Security Officers make around $12.43 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little less than one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Security Officers in San Diego greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.54  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $22.35  
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Bonus
$400.00  
   
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$20,746 - $39,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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.


Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $25K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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