Armed Security Officers in the United States pull down an average of $13.92 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and approximately two in five have dental, as well. The vast majority (89 percent) of Armed Security Officers who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,794 - $67,579
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MEDIAN: $39,754
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$10.11 - $22.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,794 - $67,579  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $18,474  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$21,659 - $55,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $22.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.47  
Overtime
$14.67 - $36.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$21,659 - $55,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 631

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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


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

National Average: $31,139

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

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 102 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Armed Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 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
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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