Average Security Officer Hourly Pay in South Africa

R18.07
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R3,910
Bonus
R2,750
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The average hourly pay for a Security Officer in South Africa is R18.07.
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R13.69
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R18.07
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R22.55
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MEDIAN R18.07
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Hourly Rate
R14 - R23
Bonus
R511 - R11,012
Profit Sharing
R15 - R47,678
Total Pay
R27,616 - R98,901

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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 Protea Coin Group, Fidelity Security Services and G4S Security Services. Reported salaries are highest at Standard Bank where the average pay is R49.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medipost Pharmacy and G4S Security Services, earning around R26.68 and R21.70, respectively. Fidelity Security Services pays the lowest at around R17.07. Servest and Protea Coin Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R17.24 and R17.51, respectively.

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Security Supervisor
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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 R17.76 based on 24 salaries. An early career Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R17.56 based on 776 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R17.77 based on 363 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R19.05 based on 235 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R18.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,454 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
3.9%