Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.25 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.89 per hour on the low end to $21.31 on the high end. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one-half — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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$9
$13
$21
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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Armed Security Officers. Paragon Systems, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $42K.

Known for its small paychecks, Allied Barton Security Services Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Armed Security Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. Armed Security Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Armed Security Officer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $37K on average.

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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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