A Security Officer in Atlanta, Georgia earns an average wage of $10.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$20,983 - $36,495
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$8.68 - $15.55
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MEDIAN: $10
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$1,325  
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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$18,100 - $38,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $15.55  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $21.40  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,325  
   
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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$18,100 - $38,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
431,415
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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