The average hourly pay for a Security Officer in South Africa is R18.07.
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R14 - R23
R511 - R11,012
R15 - R47,678
R27,616 - R98,901
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Job Description for Security Officer
Security officers are responsible for maintaining the overall security of a property. Security officers use many different tactics to prevent theft, vandalism, and damage to properties. They may patrol the property in a vehicle and may maintain records of who enters or leaves the property, either at a front desk or a front gate. They may keep track of signing visitors in and out and monitor incoming deliveries. Security officers generally assist with providing guests with information and directi…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Security Officer
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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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
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