Updated August 22, 2022

Average Security Salary

$15.31hourly

$31,836 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$31,836
Median
$43,000
90 %

How much does a Security make?

Securities make $31,836 per year on average, or $15.31 per hour, in the United States. Securities on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $43,000.

Location impacts how much a security can expect to make. Securities make the most in Hawaii, Washington, North Dakota, California, and Maryland.

Highest Paying States For Securities

The darker areas on the map show where securities earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Salary:

Security average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Hawaii$44,508$21.40234
2Washington$41,112$19.771,469
3Alaska$36,825$17.70168
4Massachusetts$35,946$17.281,988
5District of Columbia$38,026$18.28937
6California$37,698$18.128,314
7Maryland$37,103$17.841,414
8Connecticut$37,031$17.80574
9North Dakota$40,046$19.25131
10Oregon$36,046$17.33671
11Minnesota$35,850$17.24943
12Vermont$33,559$16.13135
13Utah$31,397$15.09711
14New York$35,595$17.112,090
15Virginia$32,724$15.733,012
16Colorado$32,694$15.721,410
17Delaware$32,897$15.82241
18Wyoming$32,256$15.5190
19Rhode Island$31,662$15.22220
20Maine$33,858$16.28157
21Nevada$31,720$15.25326
22Arizona$31,189$14.991,032
23New Hampshire$32,381$15.57250
24Illinois$30,714$14.772,344
25North Carolina$30,240$14.541,332
26New Jersey$30,901$14.861,274
27Pennsylvania$28,924$13.911,769
28South Dakota$30,245$14.54109
29Kansas$30,309$14.57335
30Nebraska$28,352$13.63301
31Montana$28,222$13.57172
32Missouri$29,059$13.97763
33Michigan$27,964$13.44888
34Texas$26,906$12.943,055
35Wisconsin$27,463$13.20750
36Iowa$27,689$13.31470
37New Mexico$27,472$13.21259
38Ohio$26,978$12.971,267
39Florida$24,526$11.793,402
40Georgia$25,015$12.031,721
41Alabama$24,847$11.95755
42West Virginia$25,984$12.49181
43Idaho$25,763$12.39216
44Arkansas$25,083$12.06335
45Indiana$25,082$12.06823
46Oklahoma$25,948$12.47339
47Mississippi$23,472$11.28332
48Kentucky$24,480$11.77424
49Tennessee$24,690$11.87586
50South Carolina$23,185$11.15501
51Louisiana$22,544$10.84365

Highest Paying Cities For Securities

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$41,330$19.87
2San Francisco, CA$40,206$19.33
3Washington, DC$38,007$18.27
4Bethesda, MD$36,842$17.71
5Boston, MA$35,960$17.29
6Portland, OR$35,942$17.28
7Roseville, MN$35,887$17.25
8New York, NY$35,563$17.10
9Arlington, VA$33,902$16.30
10Denver, CO$32,708$15.72
11Las Vegas, NV$31,450$15.12
12Salt Lake City, UT$31,334$15.06
13Phoenix, AZ$31,234$15.02
14Chicago, IL$30,852$14.83
15Kansas City, KS$30,347$14.59

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Bethesda, MD
  5. Boston, MA

Security Salary Details

Average Security Salary Graph
Average Security Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Security's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
75th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
Average$31,836$2,653$15
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Protective Officer$40,529$3,377$19.49103,885
Protection Security Officer$35,926$2,994$17.27122,427
Safety And Security Officer$35,427$2,952$17.03133,260
Security/Customer Service$32,115$2,676$15.44224,564
Facility Security Officer$38,701$3,225$18.61124,890
Unarmed Security Officer$31,496$2,625$15.14121,723

Which Companies Pay Securities The Most?

The highest paying companies for securities are Microsoft and IBM according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Google and General Dynamics Mission Systems report highly competitive wages for securities.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$83,212$40.0141
2IBM$63,983$30.767
3Google$54,095$26.0125
4General Dynamics Mission Systems$52,141$25.072
5Jacobs Engineering Group$50,484$24.27
6Seattle Seahawks$49,451$23.773
7JPMorgan Chase & Co.$48,541$23.34103
8Brigham and Women's Hospital$45,918$22.0842
9Booz Allen Hamilton$44,640$21.46233
10Holton-Arms School$43,821$21.07
11Credit Suisse$43,471$20.902
12Salesforce$42,273$20.32582
13UC Merced$41,988$20.19
14Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants$40,950$19.697
15United Service Technologies$40,944$19.6819
16Willdan$40,823$19.63
17AEG$40,738$19.598
18Hyatt Hotels$40,574$19.5155
19HEI Hotels & Resorts$40,569$19.5024
20Mars$40,014$19.241

Security Salary Trends

The salary for a security 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.

Average Security Salary Over Time

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

    Security Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$31,800$15.31+4.4%
    2021$30,400$14.63+4.0%
    2020$29,200$14.04+5.6%
    2019$27,600$13.26+4.2%
    2018$26,400$12.70+4.4%

    Recently Added Security Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Allied UniversalEvent Security Chase Center ArenaSan Francisco, CA07/27/2022$36,523
    ExpressSecurity at Door WeekendsFine, NY07/26/2022$33,392
    Best Crowd ManagementEvent Security StaffAthens, GA07/26/2022$23,479
    Job Listingsallied UniversalSecurity for NFL Office Building-GraveyardInglewood, CA07/26/2022$34,436
    Job Listingsallied UniversalEvent Security AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX07/26/2022$29,218
    Job Listingsallied UniversalEvent Security Broadmoor World ArenaColorado Springs, CO07/26/2022$34,436
    Allied UniversalRetail Security-Afternoons-Evenings-Int'l PlazaTampa, FL07/25/2022$32,349
    Florida Department of TransportationInstitutional Security Spec SFT Supv-67013729 APD/PathwaysMarianna, FL07/25/2022$41,740
    Pueblo CountyRpm-Detention SecurityPueblo, CO07/25/2022$51,570
    Allied UniversalSecurity Industrial PropertyNorth Charleston, SC07/25/2022$31,305

    Security Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Securities the most?

    Hawaii pays Securities the most in the United States, with an average salary of $44,508 per year, or $21.40 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Security?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Security if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $41,112 per year.

    What type of Security gets paid the most?

    Head Of Security gets paid the most. Head Of Security made a median salary of $154,257. The best-paid 10 percent make $209,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $113,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Security?

    A good starting salary for a security is $22,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a security in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for securities is $30,436, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a security can vary by state.

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