Security Officer Armed Salary

Median pay for Armed Security Officers in the United States is around $14.33 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. The vast majority of Armed Security Officers (89 percent) survey respondents are men. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. For the most part, Armed Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,950 - $69,117
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$69K
MEDIAN: $39,889
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$10.17 - $24.09
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$0$69K
Salary $23,950 - $69,117
Bonus $203.47 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
Total Pay (?
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$21,926 - $57,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $24.09
Hourly Tips $1.15
Overtime $14.53 - $38.15
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $203.47 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$21,926 - $57,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 650

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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.

Security Officer Armed Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Security Officer Armed


Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Paragon Systems, Inc., and Paragon are among the top companies that take on many Armed Security Officers. Paragon offers the largest salaries in town — $55K on average. Armed Security Officers will also find cushy salaries at Paragon Systems, Inc. (+$53K), AlliedBarton (+$46K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) (+$39K).

Other low-paying employers include Allied Barton Security Services Inc. at $29K and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. at $30K, though some Armed Security Officers there earn up to $56K.

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer Armed has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer Armed with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer Armed with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Security Officer Armed which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 177 salaries. A Security Officer Armed with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 96 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,975

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

With a pay rate for Armed Security Officers that is 51 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Armed Security Officers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+4 percent) and Phoenix (+3 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Armed Security Officers in Orlando earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 20 percent less, respectively).

Security Officer Armed Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Officer Armed?

Security Officer Armed in Tampa:
"Lack of Management."
Pros: N/A.
Cons: Supervisors, manager, office staff and he.

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 120 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
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
▲17%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 44%
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