Security Officer Armed Salary

An average Armed Security Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.25 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.89 per hour on the lower side but can approach $21.31 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Armed Security Officers. While some workers in this profession — just under one-half — do not have any health coverage, one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,088 - $61,986
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,084
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$9.89 - $21.31
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,088 - $61,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$21,003 - $51,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $21.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.16  
Overtime
$13.72 - $33.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$21,003 - $51,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 822
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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


Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services, Paragon Systems, Inc., and AlliedBarton are top-notch employers for Armed Security Officers in this area. Armed Security Officers flock to Paragon Systems, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation.

Allied Barton Security Services Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $25K, 67 percent less than the top paying company.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Armed Security Officers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

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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

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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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