Updated August 18, 2021
Average Armor Officer Salary
$16.44 hourly
$34,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$34,000
Median
$43,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
75th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
Average$34,205$2,850$16
25th Percentile$30,000$2,500$14
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Armor Officer Salary By State

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Armor Officer average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$30,505$14.67463
Alaska$30,516$14.6737
Arizona$33,040$15.88776
Arkansas$31,092$14.95252
California$35,356$17.002,126
Colorado$32,617$15.68690
Connecticut$34,434$16.55303
Delaware$32,873$15.8075
District of Columbia$31,840$15.3139
Florida$32,761$15.751,089
Georgia$30,355$14.591,154
Hawaii$42,975$20.6670
Idaho$32,716$15.73317
Illinois$32,744$15.741,352
Indiana$31,709$15.24657
Iowa$33,208$15.97392
Kansas$32,153$15.46272
Kentucky$30,850$14.83317
Louisiana$31,240$15.02307
Maine$33,133$15.93143
Maryland$32,125$15.44765
Massachusetts$34,411$16.541,159
Michigan$32,844$15.79726
Minnesota$34,886$16.77973
Mississippi$30,790$14.80291
Missouri$31,801$15.29562
Montana$33,400$16.0629
Nebraska$33,072$15.90244
Nevada$33,648$16.18331
New Hampshire$33,901$16.30185
New Jersey$33,909$16.301,042
New Mexico$32,371$15.56233
New York$34,058$16.371,677
North Carolina$30,486$14.661,122
North Dakota$36,016$17.32125
Ohio$31,692$15.24979
Oklahoma$31,564$15.18349
Oregon$35,357$17.00382
Pennsylvania$33,071$15.901,342
Rhode Island$34,776$16.72177
South Carolina$30,454$14.64458
South Dakota$34,340$16.51113
Tennessee$30,595$14.71690
Texas$31,839$15.311,930
Utah$32,179$15.47226
Vermont$33,021$15.8882
Virginia$31,433$15.11489
Washington$34,894$16.78725
West Virginia$31,083$14.94145
Wisconsin$33,659$16.18561
Wyoming$33,017$15.8713

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Highest Paying Cities For Armor Officer

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Minneapolis, MN$34,933$16.79
Cranston, RI$34,803$16.73
Los Angeles, CA$34,671$16.67
Boston, MA$34,482$16.58
Clearwater, FL$32,383$15.57
Oklahoma City, OK$31,602$15.19

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How much does an Armor Officer make?

The average Armor Officer salary is $34,205 per year, or $16.44 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $43,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, North Dakota, Oregon, California, and Washington provide the highest Armor Officer salaries.

Average Armor Officer Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$34,200$16.44+2.5%
    2021$33,400$16.04+1.7%
    2020$32,800$15.76+2.3%
    2019$32,000$15.41+1.8%
    2018$31,500$15.13+1.3%

    How Much Do Armor Officers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Armor Officer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Energy, Government, and Finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Armor Officers. For example, Armor Officers make a whopping average salary of $33,700 while working for Energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $33,045 at Government companies and $32,549 at Finance companies. But Armor Officers may want to avoid working in the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,928.
    RankIndustryAverage Armor Officer SalaryArmor Officer Salary Range
    1Energy
    $33,700
    $26k
    $38k
    2Government
    $33,045
    $26k
    $38k
    3Finance
    $32,549
    $26k
    $38k
    4Hospitality
    $30,963
    $26k
    $38k
    5Technology
    $27,928
    $26k
    $38k

    High Paying Armor Officer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Safety And Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $32,720

    A safety and security officer is in charge of enforcing safety and security measures in a particular area or building. In commercial establishments, they are typically responsible for monitoring security cameras and alarm systems, patrolling areas, keeping an eye on any suspicious behavior or activity, and conducting inspections. They must also respond to distress, coordinating with law enforcement officials should the situation require. Furthermore, a safety and security officer must maintain an active communication line with fellow security officers, reporting to supervisors when complicated issues arise.
    147,125 Safety And Security Officer Jobs
    Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $29,143

    A security officer is responsible for maintaining the peace and safety of everyone by regularly patrolling and monitoring surveillance equipment within the assigned premises. Security officers' duties also include reporting suspicious behaviors, restricting trespassers and unauthorized personnel from entering the establishment, providing incident reports for policy violations, and adhering to the standard protocols and legal requirements set by the management. Security offers must also have excellent decision-making and critical-thinking skills and extensive knowledge of emergency drills in case any unfortunate circumstances arise.
    144,243 Security Officer Jobs
    Protective Officer

    Avg. salary: $42,789

    A protective officer is in charge of preventing theft and damages in stores and other establishments. Among their responsibilities include monitoring alarm systems and surveillance cameras, patrolling areas, keeping an eye on suspicious activities and behavior, developing strategies to enforce security protocols, and responding to distress. There are also instances where they must conduct inspections and produce reports. Furthermore, as a protective officer, it is essential to coordinate with law enforcement should the situation require.
    130,325 Protective Officer Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Safety And Security Officer$32,720$2,727$15.73147,125
    Security Officer$29,144$2,429$14.01144,243
    Protective Officer$42,790$3,566$20.57130,325
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    If you want to get paid the most as an Armor Officer, being employed by a company such as MedStar Health or Dayton Children's Hospital would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Broward County Public Schools and Titan Protection & Consulting also report highly competitive salaries for Armor Officers.
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    Recently Added Armor Officer Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Job Listingsallied UniversalArmed Tri-Rail OfficerFort Lauderdale, FL12/31/2021$41,114
    Guardian Security ServicesArmed Professional Flex-Utility Officer-Southwest Burbs--Day ShiftJoliet, IL12/28/2021$39,653
    Gardaworld Security Services U.S.Armed Lead OfficerNorfolk, VA12/28/2021$31,305
    Gardaworld Security Services U.S.Armed Supervising OfficerKansas City, KS12/22/2021$37,566
    Guardian Security ServicesArmed Professional Flex-Utility Officer-Southwest Burbs--Day ShiftJoliet, IL12/22/2021$39,653
    St. Moritz Security ServiceArmed ACT 235 Officer-AltoonaAltoona, PA12/20/2021$52,175
    Allied UniversalArmed Tri-Rail OfficerFort Lauderdale, FL12/09/2021$41,114
    Allied UniversalArmed Tri-Rail OfficerFort Lauderdale, FL12/09/2021$41,114
    Signal 88 Security of New EnglandArmed Dedicated Officer-BostonBoston, MA12/04/2021$56,349
    Signal 88 Security of New EnglandArmed Dedicated Officer-BostonBoston, MA12/04/2021$56,349

    Average Armor Officer Salary by Demographic

    Armor Officer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $32,979
    female-income
    Female Income
    $32,369
    GenderIncome
    Male$32,979
    Female$32,369
    Median Armor Officer Income by Race
    Black or African American Armor Officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Armor Officers have the lowest average salary at $31,843.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$32,222
    Black or African American$32,965
    Asian$32,686
    Hispanic or Latino$31,843
    Average Armor Officer Salary by Education Level
    Armor Officers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $38,641 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Armor Officers earn a median annual income of $32,979 compared to $31,510 for Armor Officers with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,510
    Bachelor's Degree$32,979
    Master's Degree$38,641