Mid-Career Security Officers can expect wages of $12.19 per hour on average. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Security Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Security Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,589 - $72,384
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$21K
$38K
$72K
MEDIAN: $38,037
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$9.50 - $16.99
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$9
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,589 - $72,384  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $2,408  
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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$20,069 - $42,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $16.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$12.85 - $26.30  
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
$193.92 - $2,408  
   
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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$20,069 - $42,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,310
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Security Officers include Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services, Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Universal Protections Services, and US Security Associates, Inc. Wackenhut Corporation G4S attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $33K. ABM Security Services, Inc., AlliedBarton, and Allied Barton Security Services Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Mid-Career Security Officers earning around $30K, $26K, or $25K at each firm, respectively.

US Security Associates, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $22K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $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.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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