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How much does a Security Officer make?

Updated Jul 31, 2021

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$31,427 /yr
Average Base Pay

14,606 salaries

$22K

Low

$31K

Average

$46K

High

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The national average salary for Security Officer is $31,427 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Security Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 14606 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Security Officer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Security Officer$31,427 /yr
L3
Senior Security Officer$40,987 /yr
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Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Security Officer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $9 - $49
1,652 salaries
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$9

$49

$9 - $49 Range

Securitas
3.1

Securitas

Security Officer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $8 - $26

$8

$26

$8 - $26 Range

Securitas Security Services USA
2.8

Securitas Security Services USA

Security Officer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $8 - $27

$8

$27

$8 - $27 Range

G4S Secure Solutions
3.2

G4S Secure Solutions

Security Officer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $32

$10

$32

$10 - $32 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Security Officer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $25

$9

$25

$9 - $25 Range

Brosnan Risk Consultants
3.2

Brosnan Risk Consultants

Security Officer - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $8 - $22

$8

$22

$8 - $22 Range

GardaWorld
3.4

GardaWorld

Security Officer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $9 - $38

$9

$38

$9 - $38 Range

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Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Security Officer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $8 - $41

$8

$41

$8 - $41 Range

U.S. Security Associates
2.7

U.S. Security Associates

Security Officer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $739

$8

$739

$8 - $739 Range

Sunstates Security
4.4

Sunstates Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $24

$9

$24

$9 - $24 Range

G4S
3.3

G4S

Security Officer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $25

$9

$25

$9 - $25 Range

DSI Security
3

DSI Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $30

$8

$30

$8 - $30 Range

Marksman Security
3.6

Marksman Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $17

$10

$17

$10 - $17 Range

Universal Protection Service
2.7

Universal Protection Service

Security Officer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $22

$8

$22

$8 - $22 Range

Bulldog Security Services
4.1

Bulldog Security Services

Security Officer - Monthly

$5,241

 /mo
Range: $5K - $5K

$5K

$5K

$5,222 - $5,397 Range

SecurAmerica
2.9

SecurAmerica

Security Officer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $24

$9

$24

$9 - $24 Range

Metro One Loss Prevention
3.2

Metro One Loss Prevention

Security Officer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $8 - $23

$8

$23

$8 - $23 Range

Inter-Con Security
3.2

Inter-Con Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $11 - $39

$11

$39

$11 - $39 Range

St. Moritz Security
3

St. Moritz Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

Weiser Security
3

Weiser Security

Security Officer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Security Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Security Officer is $31,427 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Security Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 14606 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Security Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Security Officer in United States is $45,800 per year.

The lowest salary for a Security Officer in United States is $21,565 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent security officer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$25
hourly
A Security Officer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Freelance
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Eureka, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Eureka, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Silverthorne, CO Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Silverthorne, CO Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$14
hourly
A Security Officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$42,000
per year
A Transportation Security Officer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $42,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$11
hourly
An Asset Protection Customer Host in the Memphis, TN Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Memphis, TN Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$14
hourly
A Security Officer in the Napa, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Napa, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Security Guard in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Security Officer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private