The average pay for a Security Officer is £7.63 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

£14,212 - £29,828
£14K
£21K
£30K
MEDIAN: £20,850
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90%
£7.00 - £9.96
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MEDIAN: £7.79
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£0£29K
Salary £14,212 - £29,828
Bonus £9.86 - £1,825
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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£14,503 - £25,380
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data £0£19
Hourly Rate £7.00 - £9.96
Hourly Tips £0.03
Overtime £7.82 - £19.73
Annual Data £0£25K
Bonus £9.86 - £1,825
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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£14,503 - £25,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 347

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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 ₤16,000 based on 308 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 ₤18,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤18,000 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 ₤17,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £17,035

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 London:
"Long hours, low pay, over worked."
Pros: Pay frequency is fortnighly instead of monthly.
Cons: Not enough sleep and treated poorly.

Security Officer in Manchester:
Pros: Keeping people save.
Cons: A lot of responsibility.

Security Officer in Blackpool:
"Security Officer, Manned Guarding, Patrols, Door Supervision."
Pros: Get to meet some interesting people on the job, and work at some interesting venues such as high-end night clubs.
Cons: The long hours, days and nights (often one following the other), zero hour contracts, poor payroll management, poor companies.

Security Officer in Eastbourne:
"Work."
Pros: Working in the security industry.
Cons: Pay.

Security Officer in Wolverhampton:
Pros: The oppurtunity to interact with people from all walks of life, the knowledge that your there to make customers/members of staff feel safe in there enviroment, on going support from the area manager and from the company its self as they are always available to give you all the help and support you need.
Cons: The only concern I have is the acutual working week, which should be set on a shift basis.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
₤17,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼3%

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 85%
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