Average Early-Career Security Officer Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$11.59
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$200
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Security Officer in Houston, Texas is $11.59.
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$9.07
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$11.59
90%
$14.48
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Bonus
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$18,966 - $35,706

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Job Description for Security Officer

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 $10.75 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.70 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.23 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Security Officer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.0% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.9% less) and Miami, Florida (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 148 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Mid Career
31.1%
Experienced
48.6%
Late Career
14.9%