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Security Officer Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming a security officer or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a security officer, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new security officer job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L2

Security Officer

Alias: Security Officer II, Associate Security Officer...(3)
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$26,520Avg. Annual Salary
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L3

Senior Security Officer

Alias: Mid-level Security Officer, Security Officer Supervisor...(3)
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$31,969Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Lead Security Officer

Alias: Staff Security Officer, Leader of Security
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5 - 7Years of Experience
$28,642Avg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

Security Officer Career Path

$160K
$125K
$90K
$55K
$20K
L2
L4
L12
Seniority Levels
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Important Skill Sets for the Security Officer Career Path

Excellent Communication
Computer Literate
Written Communication
CPR First Aid

Security Officer Career Transitions

Your skills as a security officer can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as police officer or correctional officer, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common security officer career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.