Security Officer Armed Salary
|Salary||$23,794 - $67,579|
|Bonus||$198.66 - $18,474|
|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).)
|$21,659 - $55,085|
|Hourly Rate||$10.11 - $22.76|
|Overtime||$14.67 - $36.15|
|Bonus||$198.66 - $18,474|
|Total Pay (||$21,659 - $55,085|
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.Read More...
Armed security officers' tools are very similar to that of a police officer: They have a gun and they may also have a club stick, flashlight, taser, or handcuffs. Fortunately, most armed security officers lead an uneventful career where nothing generally happens outside of their typical routine. However, some deal with the worst situations involving armed criminals who are trying to steal or injure that which the security officer must protect.
Work hours may be dependent on when the business they work for is open. Many businesses that employ armed security officers have at least one guard on the clock at all hours. So the hours for this position can be day, night or weekend shifts.
Some armed security officers work in teams while others work alone or with one other individual in the same position. They generally report to a superior officer who may be a lieutenant or captain as this industry holds ranks with names similar to that of police or military forces. Most security positions are out of a private security organization that provides security for other businesses.
Requirements for this position include a high school diploma and a state's Armed Guard Card; this card is obtained through weapon training. Armed security officers must usually have a clean criminal record as well. Most must be physically capable and have above average skills with a weapon. They must be very brave and willing to put their life at risk in the event that an attack happens.
Security Officer Armed Tasks
- Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.
- May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
- Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.
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Dominating the field, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Paragon Systems, Inc., G4S Security Services, and Paragon are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Armed Security Officers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Paragon — the median salary there is $55K.
Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Armed Security Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $30K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $32K. Armed Security Officers see a median salary of $35K 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 $38K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Armed Security Officers, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 67 percent above the national average. Armed Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+50 percent) and New York (+42 percent). Armed Security Officers in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Houston (21 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).
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