Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States take home an average $12.93 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.71 per hour and $20.76. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. There are far more male Armed Security Officers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. 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 slightly more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. Work is enjoyable for Armed Security Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,927 - $67,671
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$68K
MEDIAN: $38,979
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$9.71 - $20.76
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$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,927 - $67,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
Profit Sharing
$267.50 - $11,900  
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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$20,615 - $52,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.76  
   
Overtime
$13.37 - $33.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$267.50 - $11,900  
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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$20,615 - $52,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 897

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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


Employees of Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $35K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $19K to $59K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Allied Barton Security Services Inc. — the median salary there is $25K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $21K and $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

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


Armed Security Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $31K. Armed Security Officers see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Armed Security Officers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

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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.

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Experience Affects Security Officer Armed Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 44%