Campus Security Officer Salary

An average Campus Security Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.10 per hour. For the most part, Campus Security Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,331 - $45,365
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$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,856
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$10.42 - $18.15
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$0$45K
Salary $18,331 - $45,365
Total Pay (?
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$21,312 - $42,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.42 - $18.15
Overtime $15.57 - $34.61
Annual Data $0$42K
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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$21,312 - $42,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

Job Description for Campus Security Officer

Universities and colleges are the employers of campus security officers. These individuals are hired to work alongside any city or university certified police officers, serving as the eyes and ears for police assigned to patrol college campuses. Campus security officers are often students at the college being patrolled. While these personnel are not considered full-fledged officers of the law, they are usually granted some of the same responsibilities and privileges.

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Campus Security Officer Tasks

  • Patrol campus premises and circulate among visitors, staff, and students, issuing citations and evicting violators.
  • Escort staff, students, and visitors.
  • Lock and unlock building entrances, exits, and rooms on-campus.
  • Respond to alarms, disturbances, and medical emergencies, administering basic first-aid and contacting police and fire departments.
  • Report daily activities and incidents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Campus Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Campus Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Campus Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Campus 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 $31,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Campus Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 31 salaries. A Campus 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 $35,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Campus Security Officer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Campus Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲2%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 20%