Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States take home approximately $13.98 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Armed Security Officers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over a half report medical coverage and two in five claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,905 - $67,073
$24K
$39K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,369
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$10.11 - $22.88
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MEDIAN: $13.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,905 - $67,073  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $18,474  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$21,638 - $55,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $22.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.47  
Overtime
$14.66 - $35.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$198.66 - $18,474  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$21,638 - $55,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 619

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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

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Officer Armed


Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Paragon Systems, Inc., and Paragon are top-notch employers for Armed Security Officers in this area. Armed Security Officers flock to Paragon for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $55K lead the pack in compensation. Other leaders in compensation levels are Paragon Systems, Inc. at $53K, AlliedBarton at $46K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF), where Armed Security Officers annually earn $39K.

Other low-paying employers include Allied Barton Security Services Inc. at $29K and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. at $30K, though some Armed Security Officers there earn up to $56K.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer Armed has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer Armed with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer Armed with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Security Officer Armed which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 177 salaries. A Security Officer Armed with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,235

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Armed Security Officers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Armed Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+7 percent) and Phoenix (+5 percent). Armed Security Officers in Orlando make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Houston and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

Security Officer Armed Reviews

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Security Officer Armed

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Armed Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 45%