The average hourly pay for a Public Safety Officer is $15.09.
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$24,409 - $55,259
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Job Description for Public Safety Officer
Public safety officers generally perform physical tasks such as patrolling a specific area, protecting specific properties, and protecting individuals. These officers must be able to stay mentally calm and collected to ensure that difficult situations do not escalate to violent or physical altercations, and they must also be able to act quickly in such situations to maintain the peace. No specific education or certificates are required for this position, though basic training is necessary to men…Read more
Public Safety Officer Tasks
- Patrol areas, watching for dangerous or criminal activity.
- Direct traffic and provide crowd control.
- Regularly file incident reports.
- Respond to, investigate, and report suspicious incidents.
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Popular Skills for Public Safety Officer
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Investigation, Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication and Security Policies and Procedures.
Pay by Experience Level for Public Safety Officer
An entry-level Public Safety Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.52 based on 18 salaries. An early career Public Safety Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.13 based on 105 salaries. A mid-career Public Safety Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.28 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Public Safety Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.79 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Public Safety Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in St. Louis, Missouri (6.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (11.9% less), Springfield, Missouri (11.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.7% less).
Years of Experience
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