Earnings for Experienced Security Officers come in at around $12.44 per hour on average. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and half claim dental coverage as well. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,184 - $96,734
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MEDIAN: $40,027
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$9.65 - $18.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$22,184 - $96,734  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$20,282 - $45,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $18.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.09  
Overtime
$12.58 - $30.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$290.87 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$20,282 - $45,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Experienced Security Officers include Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services, Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Guardsmark, Llc., and United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Although United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offers the highest salaries (median pay is $44K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $35K to $57K. Experienced Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks at Allied Barton Security Services Inc. ($27K), U.S. Security & Associates ($26K), and AlliedBarton ($26K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Universal Protections Services at $21K, and Guardsmark, Llc. where $21K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Experienced Security Officers there earn up to $47K.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
086
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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