Average Early-Career Security Officer Hourly Pay

$12.02
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$387
Bonus
$650
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Security Officer is $12.02.
10%
$9.54
MEDIAN
$12.02
90%
$16.46
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Bonus
$41 - $2,014
Profit Sharing
$41 - $97,871
Total Pay
$20,109 - $37,983

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Security Officer are from the companies Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Universal Corporation and G4S Security Services. Reported salaries are highest at AlliedBarton where the average pay is $12.16. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Allied Universal Corporation and G4S Security Services, earning around $12.14 and $12.07, respectively. US Security Associates, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.59. Universal Protections Services and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.90 and $11.20, respectively.

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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 $11.45 based on 460 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.80 based on 1,983 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.14 based on 1,861 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 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.8% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (8.5% less) and Houston, Texas (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,202 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Mid Career
38.1%
Experienced
35.8%
Late Career
17.3%