Average Security Officer Armed Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Security Officer Armed is $14.65.
MEDIAN $14.65
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $25
$193 - $7,149
Profit Sharing
$610 - $2,457
Total Pay
$22,296 - $59,848

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Job Description for Security Officer Armed

Security Officer Armed Tasks
  • Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.
  • May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
  • Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.
The top respondents for the job title Security Officer Armed are from the companies Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., G4S Security Services and Paragon Systems, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Paragon Systems, Inc. where the average pay is $24.37. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Paragon and G4S Security Services, earning around $23.49 and $14.74, respectively. AlliedBarton pays the lowest at around $13.46. Allied Barton Security Services Inc. and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.61 and $13.88, respectively.

Career Paths

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Security Officer Armed
Security Officer
Security Supervisor
Armed Security Guard
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer Armed

An entry-level Security Officer Armed with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.24 based on 44 salaries. An early career Security Officer Armed with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.93 based on 508 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer Armed with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.66 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Security Officer Armed with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.51 based on 302 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Security Officer Armed in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 56.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (38.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (13.0% less) and San Antonio, Texas (11.3% less).

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