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Security Officer Armed Salary (United States)

Armed Security Officers in the United States can typically expect wages of $12.67 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the particular employer. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The vast majority (89 percent) of Armed Security Officers are male. Work is enjoyable for Armed Security Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Security Officer Armed Salary (?
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$23,537 - $71,200
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MEDIAN: $38,950
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$9.47 - $20.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,537 - $71,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,063  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$20,306 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$12.92 - $33.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $3,052  
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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$20,306 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
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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.

Security Officer Armed Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Security Officer Armed

For Armed Security Officers, comfortable salaries can be found at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc.; in fact, typical earnings are around $34K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $54K) is great.
Bringing up the rear, Allied Barton Security Services Inc.'s median pay of $25K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $45K. G4S Security Services also ranks near the bottom for pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Armed Security Officers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Armed Security Officers make a median salary of $32K. 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 $36K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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National Average
$30,000
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Orlando
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Houston
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For those looking to make money, Armed Security Officers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Armed Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+38 percent) and Phoenix (+10 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Armed Security Officer's salary, with Tampa Armed Security Officers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Dallas and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 19 percent less than the median.

Security Officer Armed Reviews

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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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 196 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 44%