A Security Officer earns an average wage of C$14.74 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$25,136 - C$82,245
C$25K
C$48K
C$82K
MEDIAN: C$47,699
10%
50%
90%
C$11.50 - C$21.80
C$11
C$15
C$22
MEDIAN: C$14.61
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$82K
Salary C$25,136 - C$82,245
Bonus C$493 - C$2,051
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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C$24,093 - C$52,770
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data C$0C$36
Hourly Rate C$11.50 - C$21.80
Hourly Tips C$0.88
Overtime C$16.05 - C$36.59
Annual Data C$0C$52K
Bonus C$493 - C$2,051
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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C$24,093 - C$52,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 446

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.

Security Officer Pay By Employer

$0$34K

$22,856

$24,469

$23,736

AlliedBarton
104 profiles
$23,824

$23,539

$21,032

$22,463

$20,808

Guardsmark, Llc.
31 profiles
$22,525

$26,866

Security Officer Job Listings

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 C$30,000 based on 171 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 C$36,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 70 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 C$42,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$32,220

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

Security Officer Reviews

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

Security Officer in Edmonton:
Pros: My job can move with me to a completely different province and the company is actively invested in employee concerns.
Cons: The hourly wage is definitely too low for the performance and commitment expected from you.

Security Officer in Kelowna:
"Schedule."
Pros: The nature of the job is great, and the co workers are great. I love the responsibilities.
Cons: Low pay. And the lack of full time opportunity.

Security Officer in Edmonton:
Pros: Being able to experience new things and diversity on a regular basis. Being able to help people when in need and providing knowledgeable information. Physically active with a mix of relaxing downtime. Some cases being able to get paid for watching t.v doing nothing. Have to make split second decisions to keep you on your toes and sharp. Helps with observation skills.
Cons: The low pay and shift work. Weird hours. Stressful situations with lots of ridicule if not handled the way someone else would handle it. Lack of moving up in the field of work, takes too long.

Security Officer in Toronto:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Low stress level, customer service relations.
Cons: Slow advancement.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲14%

▲11%

National Average
C$32,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%