The average pay for an Entry-Level Security Officer is AU$21.91 per hour.

AU$37,872 - AU$83,043
AU$38K
AU$55K
AU$83K
MEDIAN: AU$55,015
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.13 - AU$28.51
AU$19
AU$22
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$22.03
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$83K
Salary AU$37,872 - AU$83,043
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,121
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$39,610 - AU$64,890
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$19.13 - AU$28.51
Overtime AU$9.80 - AU$58.19
Annual Data AU$0AU$64K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,121
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$39,610 - AU$64,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 425

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 Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,811

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

Security Officer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

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

Security Officer in Melbourne:
Are you suicidal, or desperate? Rethink your options. We do most of the work for police/public risking our lives with no or very limited protection to our self and no pat on back or even a thanks.

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.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 91%