Mid-Career Security Officer Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Security Officers come in at around $12.03 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most Mid-Career Security Officers survey respondents are men (79 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,634 - $57,613
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$58K
MEDIAN: $35,012
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$9.21 - $17.14
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,634 - $57,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$19,564 - $41,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $17.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$12.45 - $26.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$19,564 - $41,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,694
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Dominating the field, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Universal Protections Services, and US Security Associates, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Mid-Career Security Officers. For Mid-Career Security Officers, comfortable salaries can be found at ABM Security Services, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $30K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($18K versus $36K) is great. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Whelan Security Inc, Universal Protections Services, and G4S Security Services, top-paying firms where Mid-Career Security Officers rake in a solid $26K, $26K, or $25K, respectively.

With a median salary of $22K, AlliedBarton provides Mid-Career Security Officers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $30K, limiting employee salary growth. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at US Security Associates, Inc. ($22K), Guardsmark, Llc. ($22K), and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. ($23K).

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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