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Security Officer Armed Salary

The average Armed Security Officer in the United States earns approximately $12.77 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.57 per hour and $20.99. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. For the most part, Armed Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. There are far more male Armed Security Officers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,466 - $71,640
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$72K
MEDIAN: $37,654
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$9.57 - $20.99
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,466 - $71,640  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$20,396 - $53,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $20.99  
   
Overtime
$13.15 - $33.70  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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).
)
$20,396 - $53,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 998
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Job Description for Security Officer Armed

Armed security officers are essential for any business that wishes to protect valuable information, materials or important people. As a result, armed security officers may be found in a vast array of industries such as jewelry retail stores, banks, computer hubs or political offices. Armed security officers usually stay in or patrol a particular area, and their work environments can vary dramatically depending on what it is they are protecting. They could work in a more upscale location, such as a hotel where they may sit at a security camera station and.or patrol the premises. Or their working environment can be relatively hectic with a number of different scheduled tasks and security precautions when working in a bank.

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Security Officer Armed Tasks

  • Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.
  • May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
  • Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Officer Armed


Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $35K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $20K to a high of $59K.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Allied Barton Security Services Inc., where the median salary is just $25K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $21K to $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

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


For Armed Security Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Armed Security Officers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

Security Officer Armed Reviews

What is it like working as a Security Officer Armed?

Security Officer Armed in St. Petersburg:
"Security Is Not What The People Think."
Pros: The work hours. And the place in which I am posted.
Cons: The pay could be better after being promoted.

Experience Affects Security Officer Armed Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 44%