Bringing in the most money are Security Managers — their earnings average approximately $17.77 per hour. Armed Security Officers are a close second at about $14.16 along with Armed Security Guards ($13.96) and Security Supervisors ($12.85). Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Security Guards ($10.57 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.75 per hour) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. (approximately $15.50), New York, N.Y. ($14.40), and Chicago, Ill. ($12.61) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $11.00) in Phoenix, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Washington; pay there average to about $13.57 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.93 per hour. The largest slice of the Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. workforce (50 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $11.19 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than BSIS Guard Card Certifications, who make around $13.98 per hour. Those with a High School Diploma at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $16.31 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relations; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $13.16 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill among Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. workers, with half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Training, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in five respondents receiving paid vacation and roughly a tenth of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and about one-half participate. More than two-fifths of workers report having health insurance, and more than a third of workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and none (contract-based).