Entry-Level Security Officer Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Security Officer is $10.88 per hour.

$18,425 - $59,275
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$59K
MEDIAN: $31,296
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$8.74 - $14.96
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,425 - $59,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $704  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $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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$18,409 - $35,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $14.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$12.17 - $22.34  
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 - $704  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $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).
)
$18,409 - $35,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,886
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"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 Entry-Level Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 513 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 47%
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