Security Officer in San Diego, California Salary

Earnings for Security Officers in San Diego, Calif. come in at around $12.16 per hour on average. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Security Officers in San Diego who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.18 - $17.32
$10
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.22
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $10.18 - $17.32
Overtime $18.13
Annual Data $0$39K
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).
)
$21,195 - $39,338
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Security Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $28,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Security Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 14 salaries. A 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 $33,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Officer

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Security Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 41%
ADVERTISEMENT