Median pay for Security Officers in San Diego is around $12.32 per hour. While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, over a third do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.87 - $17.50
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $17.50  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $21.89  
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Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,795 - $39,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $28K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 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
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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