Mid-Career Security Officer Salary

Mid-Career Security Officers take home approximately $12.25 per hour on average. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Mid-Career Security Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Most Mid-Career Security Officers survey respondents are men (78 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and roughly one-half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,654 - $77,945
$21K
$39K
$78K
MEDIAN: $39,212
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$9.55 - $17.04
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,654 - $77,945  
   
Bonus
$160.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$20,113 - $42,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $17.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$12.93 - $26.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$160.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$20,113 - $42,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,328

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Many Mid-Career Security Officers can be found at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services, Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Universal Protections Services, and US Security Associates, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Wackenhut Corporation G4S offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $33K. Other big spenders include ABM Security Services, Inc., AlliedBarton, and Allied Barton Security Services Inc., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Security Officers see paychecks nearing $30K, $26K, or $25K.

Pay for Mid-Career Security Officers is the lowest at US Security Associates, Inc., which has a median salary of $21K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $30K. Other low-paying employers include Guardsmark, Llc. at $22K and Universal Protections Services at $23K, though some Mid-Career Security Officers there earn up to $36K.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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