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Security Officer salary in United States

How much does a Security Officer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$15.36
Average $15.36
Low $11.30
High $20.88
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a security officer is $15.36 per hour in the United States. 96.4k salaries reported, updated at August 4, 2022.

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Top companies for Security Officers in United States

  1. Triple Canopy
    3.5star
    563 reviews144 salaries reported
    $30.73per hour
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Highest paying cities for Security Officers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $17.38 per hour
    885 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $17.35 per hour
    476 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $17.01 per hour
    1392 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $16.52 per hour
    807 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $16.22 per hour
    946 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $14.60 per hour
    660 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $14.11 per hour
    870 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $14.03 per hour
    810 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $13.78 per hour
    545 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Security Officers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free fitness classes
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 42,509 ratings

31% of Security Officers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Security Guard

76,612 job openings

Average $15.45 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Security Officer

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