Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Security Officer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$37,122 / yrTotal Pay
$35,308 / yrBase Pay
$1,814 / yrAdditional Pay

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$29K$48K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Security Officer is $37,122 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,308 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 $1,814 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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$37,122 /yr
Security Officer
$49,116 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Security Officer

Some related job titles are Armed Security Officer Salaries with median pay of $42,815, Information Security Officer Salaries with median pay of $113,577, Loss Prevention Salaries with median pay of $42,264, Nuclear Security Officer Salaries with median pay of $48,127.

Top Paying Companies

For a Security Officer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Security Officer in United States. Employers include Cisco Systems, Charles Schwab and Google.

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Cisco Systems
$60,999/yr
7
Kdor
$54,720/yr
9
RSA Security
$53,436/yr
10
eBay
$52,436/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Security Officer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Security Officer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $44,868, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $44,808, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $43,908, Insurance with a median total pay of $41,899, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $41,791.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$44,868

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$44,808

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$43,908

    18% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$41,899

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$41,791

    14% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Security Officer are Entergy Nuclear, Shell, and Exelon.

Entergy NuclearEntergy Nuclear$51,161/yr
ShellShell$48,023/yr
ExelonExelon$47,331/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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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

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Date or Time

Security Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Security Officer/Security Guard

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Security Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$23

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
TSO (Transportation Security Officer)

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$47,500

/yr

$47K | $500

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Security Officer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$18

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Security Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Security Officer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Security Officer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$39,000

/yr

$37K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Armed Security Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$5,000

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Security Officer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Security Officer is $35,308 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Security Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 27779 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Security Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Security Officer in United States is $44,614 per year.

The lowest salary for a Security Officer in United States is $27,943 per year.

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