AU$56,932
Avg. Salary
AU$22.33
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Security Officer is AU$22.33 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Officer is AU$56,932 per year.

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AU$19.68
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AU$22.33
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AU$29.15
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MEDIAN AU$22.33
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AU$39k
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AU$57k
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AU$81k
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MEDIAN AU$56,932
AU$38,866 - AU$80,845
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AU$81K
MEDIAN: AU$56,932
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MEDIAN: AU$22.33
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AU$0AU$80K
Salary AU$38,866 - AU$80,845
Bonus AU$99.33 - AU$20,134
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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AU$40,942 - AU$68,630
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 162
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$19.68 - AU$29.15
Overtime AU$22.84 - AU$46.66
Annual Data AU$0AU$68K
Bonus AU$99.33 - AU$20,134
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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AU$40,942 - AU$68,630
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 659

Job Description for Security Officer

Security officers are responsible for maintaining the overall security of a property. Security officers use many different tactics to prevent theft, vandalism, and damage to properties. They may patrol the property in a vehicle and may maintain records of who enters or leaves the property, either at a front desk or a front gate. They may keep track of signing visitors in and out and monitor incoming deliveries. Security officers generally assist with providing guests with information and directions. Employees protect the property and its inhabitants from fire risks and other safety violations. They respond to emergency situations by communicating with emergency personnel and potentially handling physical threats by restraining offenders. They may also maintain parking regulations and ensure parking lot security. It is important for a security officer to be aware and alert at all times, constantly being aware of risks and concerns.

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Security Officer Tasks
  • Guard and monitor premises to prevent theft, property destruction, violence or rules and safety violations.
  • Perform fire prevention, safety and maintenance tasks and parking/traffic enforcement.
  • Greet incoming guests and tenants, providing information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
  • Respond to alarms and emergency situations.
  • Make periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 248 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 103 salaries. A Security Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,942

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Security Officer Advice

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

Security Officer in Adelaide:
"Pay rate."
I would like to know how much South Australian Security Officers get paid per hour.

Security Officer in Calwell:
"Busy times."
Pros: Its busy most of the time. Enjoy people I work with.
Cons: Not having a set roster.

Security Officer in Sydney:
"Be careful who you work for!"
There are a LOT of dodgy companies out there, who I don't think I'm allowed to name. MSS is the best one I have ever worked for, try them first.

Security Officer in Adelaide:
Pros: Being known to public as a extremely good operator.
Cons: Standard of other employees and supervisors work ethic and interest and ability and knowledge is extremely lower than my own. Covering inexperienced people and not getting recognized and being to highly qualified to be supervised by very low motivated and unsuited prople.

Security Officer in Perth:
"How badly paid it was."
Do a different better paid job.

Security Officer in Brisbane:
"Mature Security Officers Required."
1. We are not the police, don't try to be one. 2. Think before you act. 3. Remember nothing is personal. 4. The client pays the bills, don't shit where you eat. 5. The client is the boss, employees of the client may not be the boss. 6. We work to to live, not the other way round, leave the stress at work. 7. If working as part of a team, be a team member not an individual. 8. If you are the team leader, your team is the priority, they will keep you alive, treat them accordingly. 9. Before embarking on this career, join the Army, Police or similar, under 30 years old with no sharp end experience can give the industry a bad name with use of force breaches and general attitude issues to the public.

Security Officer in bowen basin:
"Security Of A Mine Site."
Pros: Meeting different people, learning new things on a mine site. You realize that its important to follow the processes on site as this is the only thing that covers you.
Cons: Down time, when there isn't much work to do.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼3%

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%