Entry-Level Security Officer Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Security Officer is $10.94 per hour.

$19,305 - $52,299
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$52K
MEDIAN: $31,740
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$8.82 - $15.04
(Median)
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$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,305 - $52,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $819  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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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$18,592 - $36,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $15.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.16  
Overtime
$12.17 - $22.66  
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
$0.00 - $819  
   
Commission
$5,354  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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).
)
$18,592 - $36,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,380
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Officer in Roanoke:
"Hours."
At the interview the company says you will be working 40+ hours a week, but it turns out, to save money we only work at most 35 hours a week.

Security Officer in Anaheim:
"Research!"
Research your employer(s). Know what they want from their employees and be sure you can meet the needs.

Security Officer in Aiea:
"Work a true 8 hour shift."
Learn the policies and stick to them. You get paid to do a job, don't slack. Don't let unfocused people influence you.

Security Officer in Tampa:
"Salary."
Read, explore, navigate, observe, discover and research everything possible and impossible about security technology daily and continue being very extra attentive in its intuitive atmosphere daily, and always keep an open mind for advancement learning and educational youthful security safety information that are offered or volunteered by its neighbors of modern society randomly.

Security Officer in Lexington:
"Not For The Timid."
This job is not for the timid. We frequently deal with combative patients. Many of these patients are infected with Hep C or HIV. These patients will not hesitate to spit, throw things or strike. You have to be mentally prepared for these attacks and little or no support from medical staff. You will frequently have medical staff try to pawn their job off on you and then try to report you for “not doing your job” when you don’t cooperate. Please understand that this is extremely common and shows no sign of changing.

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Skills That Affect Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 556 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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