Average Early-Career Security Officer Hourly Pay in Washington, District of Columbia

$14.73
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Security Officer in Washington, District of Columbia is $14.73.
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$11.63
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$14.73
90%
$20.48
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Total Pay
$25,180 - $53,229

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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 $13.85 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.44 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.99 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 60 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Mid Career
45.0%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
15.0%