$20,818
Avg. Salary
$7.86
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Security Officer is $7.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Officer is $20,818 per year.

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10%
$8
50%
$17
90%
MEDIAN $8
$0
10%
$21k
50%
$0
90%
MEDIAN $20,818
$6.08 - $17.15
$7
MEDIAN: $7.86
50%
Hourly Data $0$413
Hourly Rate $7.86
Overtime $10.50
Annual Data $0$1M
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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$10,904 - $1,062,815
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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Key Stats for Security Officer

1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 40%