Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary
$88,000 yearly
$42.65 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$71,000
10 %
$88,000
Median
$109,000
90 %
What Is The Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary?
The average non-commissioned officer salary is $88,706 per year, or $42.65 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $71,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $109,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, North Dakota, and New York provide the highest non-commissioned officer salaries.

Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where non-commissioned officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Non-Commissioned Officer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$69,598
$33.46
Alaska
$67,715
$32.56
Arizona
$61,547
$29.59
Arkansas
$62,857
$30.22
California
$79,957
$38.44
Colorado
$57,554
$27.67
Connecticut
$92,592
$44.52
Delaware
$92,458
$44.45
District of Columbia
$125,975
$60.56
Florida
$63,659
$30.61
Georgia
$82,361
$39.60
Hawaii
$60,074
$28.88
Idaho
$60,735
$29.20
Illinois
$90,828
$43.67
Indiana
$72,596
$34.90
Iowa
$55,515
$26.69
Kansas
$69,153
$33.25
Kentucky
$53,145
$25.55
Louisiana
$56,943
$27.38
Maine
$83,680
$40.23
Maryland
$116,486
$56.00
Massachusetts
$83,377
$40.09
Michigan
$60,213
$28.95
Minnesota
$84,959
$40.85
Mississippi
$54,572
$26.24
Missouri
$72,609
$34.91
Montana
$61,220
$29.43
Nebraska
$63,424
$30.49
Nevada
$65,123
$31.31
New Hampshire
$86,279
$41.48
New Jersey
$102,762
$49.40
New Mexico
$74,782
$35.95
New York
$94,569
$45.47
North Carolina
$73,162
$35.17
North Dakota
$95,535
$45.93
Ohio
$65,491
$31.49
Oklahoma
$56,119
$26.98
Oregon
$58,861
$28.30
Pennsylvania
$88,073
$42.34
Rhode Island
$84,516
$40.63
South Carolina
$63,151
$30.36
South Dakota
$72,868
$35.03
Tennessee
$69,999
$33.65
Texas
$60,764
$29.21
Utah
$60,007
$28.85
Vermont
$78,547
$37.76
Virginia
$115,629
$55.59
Washington
$72,522
$34.87
West Virginia
$67,092
$32.26
Wisconsin
$77,431
$37.23
Wyoming
$68,772
$33.06

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Highest Paying Cities For Non-Commissioned Officer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$95,185
$45.76
San Francisco, CA
$83,077
$39.94
Durham, NC
$74,888
$36.00
Miami, FL
$64,072
$30.80
Houston, TX
$61,732
$29.68

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Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $88,700
    $42.65
    +5.6%
    2020
    $83,800
    $40.27
    +4.2%
    2019
    $80,200
    $38.58
    +4.4%
    2018
    $76,700
    $36.87
    +0.9%
    2017
    $76,000
    $36.54
    +1.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Security

    Avg. salary: $30,506

    A Security's main responsibility is to keep people or an establishment safe. This responsibility is carried out by constantly patrolling a designated area and monitoring the activity within the premises. Most of the tasks involved are inspecting buildings and equipment, monitoring entry and exit points, reporting irregularities, responding to customers in distress, and other surveillance activities. The security is basically an establishment's first line of defense, this is why one must have good communication skills, keen observation and judgment, and as well as presence of mind.
    75,194 Security Jobs
    Security Guard

    Avg. salary: $29,525

    Security guards are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the peace and safety of the building they are assigned to. They ensure that everyone who enters the building has official business to be done in the building. They are also in charge of patrolling and monitoring activities within the area. Security guards are also tasked to immobilize anyone who seems to pose a threat to the peace and safety of the building. They are also responsible for preventing any untoward incidences or crimes that may happen in the area. Security guards must be observant and alert to be able to succeed in their roles.
    57,840 Security Guard Jobs
    Sergeant

    Avg. salary: $46,353

    A Sergeant is responsible for supervising a group of five or more Soldiers. Sergeants must oversee their daily activities, ensuring they are in proper disposition and are living under the conditions that adhere to the laws and regulations and training them according to the standards of the military. Furthermore, it is a Sergeant's responsibility to serve the public and report to the higher-ups, instill discipline to oneself, and serve as a role model to lower-ranked soldiers.
    434 Sergeant Jobs
    Security Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $35,571

    A security supervisor is in charge of coordinating and overseeing the security staff in a building or within a designated area. Their responsibilities focus on devising strategies, appointing personnel, and implementing protocols that would ensure the safety of an establishment, goods, and the people inside. Furthermore, they must make sure that all security devices and equipment are working correctly, create and manage schedules, monitor and evaluate every security personnel's performance, and maintain a safe environment for everyone. Should there be any incidents, it is crucial to coordinate with the police right away.
    50,839 Security Supervisor Jobs
    Military

    Avg. salary: $61,894

    The military is responsible for maintaining peace and order within society. Militaries conduct patrolling operations, including reporting suspicious activities in designated areas, assisting in traffic enforcement, securing public events, and attending military defense training. They also support law enforcement agencies on investigating criminal activities and law violations. The military must have excellent organizational skills, as well as time-management and multitasking. They should always be observant, ensuring that their areas are free from any threats and potential terrorist attacks.
    5,214 Military Jobs
    Head Of Security

    Avg. salary: $194,901

    The head of security performs overall company security responsibilities, obligations, and duties, such as maintenance responsibilities, performance responsibilities, strategic development responsibilities, and direction responsibilities. They create protocols and policies needed to secure and protect sensitive information. Besides developing and implementing security procedures and protocols, the head of security also makes logistics to secure and protect copyrights, intellectual property, and many other related risks. Moreover, the head of security hires and recruits a professional talent that can build up the security.
    49,698 Head Of Security Jobs

    Non-Commissioned Officer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a non-commissioned officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $66,200
    $31.84
    Mid Level
    $78,500
    $37.73
    Senior Level
    $108,000
    $52.10

    Which Companies Pay Non-Commissioned Officers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Neiman Marcus Group and Credit Suisse as they offer the highest salaries for non-commissioned officers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Non-Commissioned Officer SalaryNon-Commissioned Officer Salary Range
    1Neiman Marcus Group
    4.8
    $102,815
    $78k
    $106k
    2Credit Suisse
    4.9
    $88,475
    $78k
    $106k
    3UBS
    4.8
    $85,523
    $78k
    $106k

    Recently Added Non-Commissioned Officer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Guardtexas
    Downtown Austin-Security Non-Commissioned Officer 2Nd Shift AN Hour Evenings and Overnights
    Downtown Austin-Security Non-Commissioned Officer 2Nd Shift AN Hour Evenings and Overnights
    Austin, TX
    05/12/2021
    $29,218
    05/12/2021
    Guardtexas
    Downtown Austin-Security Non-Commissioned Officer 2Nd Shift AN Hour Evenings and Overnights
    Downtown Austin-Security Non-Commissioned Officer 2Nd Shift AN Hour Evenings and Overnights
    Austin, TX
    05/12/2021
    $29,218
    05/12/2021
    Guardtexas
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    Security Non-Commissioned Officer (2Nd Shift) Burnet, Texas Hospital Environme
    Burnet, TX
    11/25/2020
    $25,044
    11/25/2020
    Guardtexas
    Security Non-Commissioned Officer Burnet, Texas Hospital Environment
    Security Non-Commissioned Officer Burnet, Texas Hospital Environment
    Burnet, TX
    08/12/2020
    $25,044
    08/12/2020
    Guardtexas
    Security Non-Commissioned Officer Burnet, Texas Hospital Environment
    Security Non-Commissioned Officer Burnet, Texas Hospital Environment
    Burnet, TX
    06/03/2020
    $25,044
    06/03/2020
    Guardtexas
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Austin, TX
    01/23/2020
    $31,305
    01/23/2020
    Guardtexas
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Burnet, TX
    12/20/2019
    $25,044
    12/20/2019
    United Protective Services
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Dallas, TX
    10/15/2019
    $20,870
    10/15/2019
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Anchorage, AK
    09/24/2019
    $59,093
    09/24/2019
    United Protective Services
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Non-Commissioned Officer
    Dallas, TX
    05/28/2019
    $21,914
    05/28/2019

    Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary by Demographic

    Non-Commissioned Officer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $91,638
    female-income
    Female Income
    $91,207
    Median Non-Commissioned Officer Income by Race
    Asian non-commissioned officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american non-commissioned officers have the lowest average salary at $90,413.
    $94,000
    $93,000
    $92,000
    $91,000
    $90,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$90,847
    White$91,939
    Black or African American$90,413
    Asian$92,548
    Hispanic or Latino$91,363
    Average Non-Commissioned Officer Salary by Education Level
    Non-commissioned officers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $102,551 annually. With a Bachelors degree, non-commissioned officers earn a median annual income of $100,114 compared to $94,812 for non-commissioned officers with an Associate degree.
    $104,000
    $101,000
    $98,000
    $95,000
    $92,000
    $89,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$91,638
    Master's Degree$102,551
    Bachelor's Degree$100,114
    Some College/ Associate Degree$94,812