Mid-Career Security Officer Salary (United States)

A typical Security Officer can expect to take home roughly $11.74 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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 (?
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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  
PayScale
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. Pay for Mid-Career Security Officers is best at G4S Security Services, which offers a median salary of $24,099. However, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $31K.
Mid-Career Security Officers will find the worst pay at Guardsmark, Llc., where the median salary crawls in at $21,682. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $29K, leaving little room for growth. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is Universal Protections Services.

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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Chicago
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$26,000
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Miami
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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Security Officers that is 41 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Also paying near the top of the field are Baltimore, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, where Mid-Career Security Officers annually earn 23 percent, 18 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent more than the national average. Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Workers in Atlanta and Miami earn less than others in this profession; their -5 percent and -4 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 292 votes.

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%
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