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Security officer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $60,581
Low $43,382
High $84,600
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a security officer is $60,581 per year in the United States. 93.1k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Security Officers in United States

  1. Bulldog/ADT Security Services, LLC
    360 reviews2.4k salaries reported
    $71,453per year
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Highest paying cities for Security Officers near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $71,080 per year
    675 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $68,016 per year
    1k salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $66,461 per year
    1.3k salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $66,357 per year
    852 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $62,124 per year
    1.2k salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $60,069 per year
    1.2k salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $56,877 per year
    1.1k salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $56,158 per year
    581 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $55,657 per year
    867 salaries reported
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Where can a Security Officer earn more?

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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?

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Common questions about salaries for a Security Officer

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