Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States pull down an average of $12.97 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.78 per hour on the lower side but can approach $21.05 on the higher side. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. For the most part, Armed Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, over one-half do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. There are far more male Armed Security Officers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,242 - $64,985
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,684
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$9.78 - $21.05
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$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,242 - $64,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
Profit Sharing
$267.50 - $11,900  
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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$20,745 - $51,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $21.05  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $32.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$267.50 - $11,900  
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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$20,745 - $51,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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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


Although Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $35K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $21K on the low end all the way up to $60K at the top.

Allied Barton Security Services Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $25K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $21K and $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

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


For Armed Security Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $28K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $31K. On average, Armed Security Officers make $31K following one to two decades on the job. As Armed Security Officers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $36K.

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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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 44%
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