Armed Security Officers in the United States can expect wages of $13.94 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Men make up the vast majority of Armed Security Officers (89 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Armed Security Officers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,530 - $63,712
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$64K
MEDIAN: $39,728
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$10.11 - $22.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,530 - $63,712  
   
Bonus
$196.78 - $6,851  
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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$21,845 - $54,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $22.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.47  
Overtime
$14.58 - $35.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$196.78 - $6,851  
   
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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$21,845 - $54,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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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., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Paragon Systems, Inc., and AlliedBarton are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Armed Security Officers. Paragon offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $52K.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $38K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,266

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

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Armed Security Officers, 66 percent higher than the national average. Armed Security Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+46 percent), Memphis (+20 percent), St. Louis (+8 percent), and Phoenix (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Armed Security Officers in Orlando earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (22 percent lower) and Atlanta (19 percent lower).

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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

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National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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