Security Officer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$31,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$43,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
JPMorgan Chase
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a security officer make?
The national average salary for a Security Officer in the U.S. is $31,495 annually or $15.14 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 21,000. The top 10 percent earn over $43,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $22,000 annually. Most Security Officer jobs are in Technology companies and Health Care companies. The best states for high paying Security Officer jobs are Maryland, Alaska, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington. The typical tenure for a Security Officer is 2.5 years.

Average Security Officer Salary By Location

Security Officers in the United States of America make on average $31,495 a year or $15.14 per hour. The top city when it comes to Security Officer salaries is Baltimore, MD at $45,770 per year. Even an entry-level Security Officer makes $27,000 per year in Baltimore, MD. Some of the states with the best Security Officer salaries are Maryland, Alaska, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, West Virginia, and Delaware. Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida are the lowest earners.

Map of Security Officer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Security Officer Salary By Company

Security Officers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. JPMorgan Chase and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Raymond James and Cisco Systems pay their Security Officers very well.

Average Security Officer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Security Officer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Non Profits companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Security Officers. Health Care companies pay their Security Officers the highest wages, averaging $36,888 per year. Non Profits companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $33,449 and $32,537, respectively. The average salary for Security Officers in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $30,658.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$36,888
$37k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$33,449
$33k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$32,537
$33k
Finance
Finance
$30,782
$31k
Professional
Professional
$30,756
$31k
Technology
Technology
$30,658
$31k

Security Officer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Security Officer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Security Officer can range from $23,511 to $38,476 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Security Officer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Armed Security Officer (11644)
Armed Security Officer (11644)
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$37,566
$37,566
Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources
Security Officer CSO PRN
Security Officer CSO PRN
Arlington, TX
Arlington, TX
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$43,827
$43,827
Airport Security Officer FSD)
Airport Security Officer FSD)
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$36,752
$36,752
Hospital Security Officer
Hospital Security Officer
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$28,175
$28,175
Trident Security Services Inc.
Trident Security Services Inc.
Security Officer (Swing Shift)-Distribution Center
Security Officer (Swing Shift)-Distribution Center
Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$28,383
$28,383
Security Officer-Upscale
Security Officer-Upscale
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
G4S
G4S
Security Officer-Upscale-Flex
Security Officer-Upscale-Flex
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Armed Security Officer-Custom Protection
Armed Security Officer-Custom Protection
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$32,244
$32,244
Security Officer (2ND Shift)-Warehouse Hub
Security Officer (2ND Shift)-Warehouse Hub
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$27,131
$27,131
Security Officer (Overnights)-Downtown District-Salt
Security Officer (Overnights)-Downtown District-Salt
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$31,305
$31,305