The average rate for an Entry-Level Security Officer is $11.07 per hour.

$19,378 - $52,951
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$53K
MEDIAN: $30,960
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$8.94 - $15.24
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,378 - $52,951  
   
Bonus
$5.07 - $2,282  
Profit Sharing
$1,528  
Commission
$5,354  
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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$18,819 - $36,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $15.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $8.11  
Overtime
$12.57 - $23.44  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$5.07 - $2,282  
   
Commission
$5,354  
Profit Sharing
$1,528  
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).
)
$18,819 - $36,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,889
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Security Officer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Officer in Muncie:
"Research benefits."
Shop around, find out what competing companies are doing. Think long term have a backup plan, many contracts can be terminated immediately.

Security Officer in Philadelphia:
"How much computer work went into the job description."
Listen to everything that you are told and as you learn more lead by example. In the security field there are always new things to learn. Most experiences you have will be different than the last but you must stay in control and keep calm because the people that you deal with are looking at you as a guide to what the right thing is to do.

Security Officer in Gainesville:
"Keeping employees safe and the grounds secure."
In the insurance field, security is more of getting along with everyone and being very diverse. Be sure to get to work 15 minutes early everyday and communicate well with everyone. Always wear a smile and say hi and hows your day going. Always look happy and content.

Security Officer in Portland:
"Great chance to work with large mixed class of persons."
Respect for all persons who you might interact with regardless of you personal impression.

Security Officer in Decatur:
"There pay."
Observe and report all activities make sure you have the appropriate report forms do hourly rounds make sure that the area is safe for pedestrians.

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Skills That Affect Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 408 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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