Mid-Career Security Officer Salary

Mid-Career Security Officers take home an average $12.03 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Security Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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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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, Universal Protections Services, and US Security Associates, Inc. ABM Security Services, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($30K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $18K to $36K. 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.

AlliedBarton doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $22K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $30K and scope of pay is rather limited. 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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