Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States take home an average $12.96 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.78 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.92 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, just over a half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Armed Security Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Most Armed Security Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,264 - $64,709
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,781
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$9.78 - $20.92
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,264 - $64,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
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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$20,757 - $51,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $20.92  
   
Overtime
$13.47 - $32.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
   
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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$20,757 - $51,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 834
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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. — the median salary there is $34K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $21K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $60K.

While select Allied Barton Security Services Inc. employees may bring in up to $48K, a median salary of only $25K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Armed Security Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Armed Security Officers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 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: 52% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 45%
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