Security Officer in Houston, Texas Salary

A Security Officer in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $11.01 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,228 - $68,500
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$32K
$68K
MEDIAN: $32,039
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$8.87 - $14.53
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MEDIAN: $11.01
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,228 - $68,500  
   
Bonus
$925  
Total Pay (?
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$18,634 - $39,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $14.53  
   
Overtime
$14.61 - $28.19  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$925  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,634 - $39,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 35 salaries. A Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%