Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Security Officer I make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$38,208 / yrTotal Pay
$36,416 / yrBase Pay
$1,792 / yrAdditional Pay

$38,208

 / yr
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Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Security Officer I is $38,208 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,416 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,792 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

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$38,208 /yr
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$37,113 /yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Security Officer I in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Security Officer I in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $54,475, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $50,168, Insurance with a median total pay of $42,961, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $42,013, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $40,714.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$54,475

    30% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$50,168

    24% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$42,961

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$42,013

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$40,714

    6% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Security Officer I are Yahoo and Raytheon BBN.

YahooYahoo$64,303/yr
Raytheon BBNRaytheon BBN$44,646/yr
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What is the pay outlook for Military & Protective Services?

Job opportunities in military and protective services depend heavily on government budgets that may not be flexible. Pay scales rely heavily on time in service and are less-performance based, but public sector benefits can be attractive. Protective services roles are also an opportunity for veterans looking to transition into civilian roles. Education requirements in military and protective services vary, though many jobs don't require a Bachelor's degree.

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Security Officer I

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$24

/hr

Submitted4 days ago

15+ years
4 days ago
Security Officer I

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted22 days ago

1-3 years
22 days ago
Support Enforcement Officer I

United States of America

 | <1 year

$3,656

/mo

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<1 year
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Support Enforcement Officer I

United States of America

 | <1 year

$3,656

/mo

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<1 year
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Security Officer I

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

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1-3 years
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Security Officer I

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$22

/hr

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4-6 years
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Security Officer I

United States of America

 | <1 year

$16

/hr

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Security Officer I pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Security Officer I is $36,416 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Security Officer I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 66 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Security Officer I employees.

The highest salary for a Security Officer I in United States is $46,468 per year.

The lowest salary for a Security Officer I in United States is $28,539 per year.

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