Entry-Level Security Officer Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Security Officer is $11.12 per hour.

$19,223 - $55,736
$19K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $30,830
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$8.98 - $15.27
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$11
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MEDIAN: $11.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,223 - $55,736  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $2,909  
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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$18,894 - $36,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $15.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $8.11  
Overtime
$12.49 - $23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$2.30 - $2,909  
   
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).
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$18,894 - $36,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,944

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Security Officer Advice

Q: 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.

Security Officer in Statesville:
"Under All."
This can be a very rewarding career as long as you stick with it and seek promotions. The pay is not much but the job is great.

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.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 431 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Security Officer Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
▼6%

Security Policies and Procedures
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 431 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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