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Mid-Career Security Officer Salary

The average Mid-Career Security Officer can expect to rake in roughly $11.84 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Security Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,910 - $60,626
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $34,946
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$9.01 - $16.93
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,910 - $60,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
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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$19,118 - $41,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $16.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $0.48  
Overtime
$12.02 - $26.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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).
)
$19,118 - $41,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,427

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Mid-Career Security Officers, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, AlliedBarton, and Guardsmark, Llc. are leading firms in the industry. For Mid-Career Security Officers, comfortable salaries can be found at Whelan Security Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $25K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are G4S Security Services at $25K, Allied Barton Security Services Inc. at $24K, and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., where Mid-Career Security Officers annually earn $24K.

Mid-Career Security Officers will find the worst pay at Guardsmark, Llc., where the median salary crawls in at $22K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $29K, leaving little room for growth. Also approaching the lower end are US Security Associates, Inc. at $22K, AlliedBarton at $22K, and Universal Protections Services at $23K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 37%