Mid-Career Security Officer Salary (United States)

Earnings for Mid-Career Security Officers typically come in at around $11.74 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—around one third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most Mid-Career Security Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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  
PayScale
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

Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Guardsmark, Llc., and Universal Protections Services are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Mid-Career Security Officers. Though salaries lack room to grow—pay ranges from $18,674 to just $31K—G4S Security Services still offers the highest pay in town with a median paycheck of $24,099.
Guardsmark, Llc. doles out the lowest salaries in town—median pay is $21,682—not to mention workers can only make as much as $29K and scope of pay is rather limited. Another company with smaller-than-average paychecks 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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National Average
$26,000
Houston
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Miami
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Cincinnati
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Security Officers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Baltimore, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Security Officers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 23 percent, 18 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent more, respectively. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Atlanta and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-5 percent and -4 percent, respectively).

Job Satisfaction

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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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