Entry-Level Security Officer Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Security Officer is $10.71 per hour.
Entry-Level Security Officer Salary (?
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$18,390 - $55,117
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MEDIAN: $30,412
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Entry-Level Security Officer Salary (?
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$8.58 - $14.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,390 - $55,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $809  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,966  
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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$18,077 - $34,603  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.58 - $14.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.52  
Overtime
$11.88 - $21.61  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $809  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,966  
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).
)
$18,077 - $34,603  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,801
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Boston
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Chicago
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San Diego
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National Average
$23,000
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Security Officer Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$23,000
Security Policies and Procedures
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 45%
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