Security Officer Armed Salary

Armed Security Officers in the United States take home an average $12.94 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.77 per hour, and the top verges on $20.94. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Armed Security Officers. Male Armed Security Officers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,111 - $63,616

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$9.77 - $20.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,111 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
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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$20,732 - $51,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$13.43 - $32.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
   
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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$20,732 - $51,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 827
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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


Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $35K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $21K to a high of $62K.

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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $30K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $28K. Armed Security Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Armed Security Officer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

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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
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 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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