SECURITY OFFICER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$19,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NJVC
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Montana
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 $29,754 annually or $14.3 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 25,000. The top 10 percent earn over $44,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $19,000 annually. Most Security Officer jobs are in Hospitality companies and Health Care companies. The best states for high paying Security Officer jobs are Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Security Officer is 2.5 years.

Average Security Officer Salary By Company

Security Officers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Security Officer jobs are in Hospitality companies and Hospitality companies. NJVC and NBCUniversal are the best paying companies for Security Officers. In addition, companies like PruittHealth and Arthrex report highly competitive salaries for Security Officers.

Average Security Officer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Security Officer in the USA is $29,754 annually or $14.3 hourly. The top city when it comes to Security Officer salaries is Seattle, WA at $34,170 per year. Not only that, Seattle, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $21,000. Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and Oregon are the states with the highest payscale for Security Officers. Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee have the lowest Security Officer salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$34,170
2
Portland, OR
$33,510
3
Minneapolis, MN
$33,366
4
Portland, ME
$32,591
5
Boston, MA
$32,145

Average Security Officer Salary By Industry

Wages for Security Officers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Health Care companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Security Officers. Professional companies pay their Security Officers the highest wages, averaging $30,976 per year. Health Care companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $30,038 and $29,696, respectively. The types of companies that pay Security Officers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $29,068.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$30,976
2
Health Care
$30,038
3
Hospitality
$29,696
4
Manufacturing
$29,410
5
Finance
$29,068

RECENTLY ADDED Security Officer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$20,870
AEG
Security Officer
Louisville, KY
10/31/2019
$22,957
10/31/2019
$31,305
10/31/2019
$30,533
10/31/2019
$27,131
Asp of Moorhead
Security Officer
10/31/2019
$25,044
Hamilton County
Security Officer
Cincinnati, OH
10/31/2019
$31,305
Dk Security
Security Officer
10/31/2019
$31,305
Advantage Solutions
Security Officer
10/31/2019
$25,044
10/31/2019
$29,218
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