A Security Officer earns an average wage of AU$21.90 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$39,086 - AU$79,479
AU$39K
AU$58K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$57,804
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AU$18.92 - AU$28.63
AU$19
AU$22
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$21.70
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AU$0AU$79K
Salary AU$39,086 - AU$79,479
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,305
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$39,469 - AU$67,652
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$18.92 - AU$28.63
Overtime AU$19.48 - AU$50.42
Annual Data AU$0AU$67K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,305
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$39,469 - AU$67,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 721

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$47,693

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

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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

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▲5%

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National Average
AU$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 90%