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Mid-Career Security Officer Salary (United States)

For Mid-Career Security Officers, hourly wages usually total $11.74 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Mid-Career Security Officer Salary (?
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$20,737 - $58,924
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,986
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Mid-Career Security Officer Salary (?
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$9.00 - $16.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,737 - $58,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,303  
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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$19,120 - $40,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $16.88  
   
Overtime
$11.95 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $988  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,303  
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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$19,120 - $40,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,390
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Security Officer

Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Security Officers include Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Guardsmark, Llc., and Universal Protections Services. Employees at G4S Security Services enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $24K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $19K and higher ones not far away at only $31K.
Pay for Mid-Career Security Officers is the lowest at Guardsmark, Llc., which has a median salary of $22K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $29K. Universal Protections Services and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $23K and $24K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Baltimore
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Columbus
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Chicago
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Dallas
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National Average
$26,000
Houston
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Phoenix
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Miami
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Cincinnati
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Mid-Career Security Officers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Baltimore, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Mid-Career Security Officers earning around 23 percent, 18 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent more than average. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Atlanta and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.
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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 37%