AU$21.28
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Security Officer in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average wage of AU$21.19 per hour. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$37,248 - AU$93,493
AU$37K
AU$60K
AU$93K
MEDIAN: AU$59,962
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90%
AU$18.52 - AU$27.56
AU$19
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AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$21.28
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AU$0AU$93K
Salary AU$37,248 - AU$93,493
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$38,536 - AU$70,252
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data AU$0AU$96
Hourly Rate AU$18.52 - AU$27.56
Overtime AU$10.30 - AU$96.96
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
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$38,536 - AU$70,252
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

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$46,000 based on 71 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$47,000 based on 49 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$48,000 based on 23 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$48,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

▲3%

▲3%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 70%