When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $15.00 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Seattle, Wash. ($14.50), Kansas City, Mo. (about $13.76), and Houston, Texas (around $13.52) are the next top-paying cities. At $9.50, Philadelphia, Pa. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; pay there average to $11.57 per hour.
Security Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $14.41 per hour; Security Supervisors come in second with average earnings amounting to about $12.99, while Loss Prevention Associates and Armed Security Officers rank near the top as well ($12.75 and approximately $10.63, respectively). Security Guards make an average $9.57, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $11.09 per hour. Overall, the greater share of US Security Associates, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $10.99 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Security Guard License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $13.76 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. US Security Associates, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at around $14.75 per hour.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $14.48 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; close to one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Security Policies and Procedures, Training, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Slightly less than a third of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. US Security Associates, Inc. provides health insurance to more than a third of workers, and over a third of workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, and paid holiday and sick leave.