A Security Officer in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $10.98 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$17,396 - $87,410
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MEDIAN: $30,492
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$8.75 - $14.95
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MEDIAN: $10.98
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Salary
$17,396 - $87,410  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$18,141 - $39,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $14.95  
   
Overtime
$14.40 - $28.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,141 - $39,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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