The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Security Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $13.36.
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Job Description for Security Officer
Security officers are responsible for maintaining the overall security of a property. Security officers use many different tactics to prevent theft, vandalism, and damage to properties. They may patrol the property in a vehicle and may maintain records of who enters or leaves the property, either at a front desk or a front gate. They may keep track of signing visitors in and out and monitor incoming deliveries. Security officers generally assist with providing guests with information and directi…Read more
Security Officer Tasks
- Guard and monitor premises to prevent theft, property destruction, violence or rules and safety violations.
- Perform fire prevention, safety and maintenance tasks and parking/traffic enforcement.
- Greet incoming guests and tenants, providing information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
- Respond to alarms and emergency situations.
- Make periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer
An entry-level Security Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.83 based on 10 salaries. An early career Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.54 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.62 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Security Officer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (19.7% less), Orlando, Florida (13.5% less) and Houston, Texas (12.4% less).
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