Median pay for Experienced Security Officers is around $12.39 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Experienced Security Officers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by half. Though the majority of Experienced Security Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,573 - $91,874
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$92K
MEDIAN: $40,500
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$9.63 - $18.13
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$22,573 - $91,874  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,285 - $46,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $18.13  
   
Overtime
$12.65 - $29.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$290.87 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,285 - $46,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 993
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Experienced Security Officers flock to Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services, Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Guardsmark, Llc., and United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $46K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $35K and higher ones not far away at only $60K. Experienced Security Officers will also find cushy salaries at Allied Barton Security Services Inc. (+$27K), AlliedBarton (+$26K), and U.S. Security & Associates (+$26K).

Universal Protections Services lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($21K). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Guardsmark, Llc. at $21K, and G4S Security Services where $24K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Experienced Security Officers there earn up to $37K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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