Average Entry-Level Security Officer Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$11.98
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Security Officer in Chicago, Illinois is $11.98.
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$10.31
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$11.98
90%
$14.10
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$21,546 - $30,538
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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 early career Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.70 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.36 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.46 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Security Officer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.9% more) and San Diego, California (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (11.4% less), Orlando, Florida (9.9% less) and Richmond, Virginia (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 183 survey responses.
Early Career
31.7%
Mid Career
27.9%
Experienced
26.8%
Late Career
13.7%