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Experienced Security Officer Salary (United States)

Experienced Security Officers pull down an average of $12.26 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Male Experienced Security Officers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Security Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Experienced Security Officer Salary (?
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$20,652 - $67,130
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MEDIAN: $37,916
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Experienced Security Officer Salary (?
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$9.30 - $18.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,652 - $67,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
Profit Sharing
$571 - $1,250  
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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$19,806 - $46,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $18.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.28  
Overtime
$12.36 - $28.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$571 - $1,250  
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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$19,806 - $46,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 931
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Security Officer

Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., AlliedBarton, Guardsmark, Llc., and G4S Security Services are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Experienced Security Officers. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $42K.
Guardsmark, Llc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary about half the top paying employer's rate ($21K).

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Minneapolis
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San Jose
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New York
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Chicago
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Las Vegas
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Tulsa
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Seattle
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Dallas
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National Average
$28,000
Los Angeles
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San Diego
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Tampa
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For Experienced Security Officers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Experienced Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+40 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Experienced Security Officers in Tampa earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 35%