Updated February 9, 2022
Average Security Supervisor Salary
$42,000 yearly
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$20.62 hourly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$42,000
Median
$67,000
90 %
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What is a Security Supervisor's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$67,000$5,583$32
75th Percentile$54,000$4,500$26
Average$42,889$3,574$21
25th Percentile$33,000$2,750$16
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Security Supervisor Salary By State

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Security Supervisor average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$27,518$13.23561
Alaska$39,112$18.80112
Arizona$40,281$19.37713
Arkansas$31,567$15.18219
California$47,289$22.743,614
Colorado$38,715$18.61489
Connecticut$48,214$23.18365
Delaware$49,695$23.89155
District of Columbia$55,852$26.85106
Florida$27,438$13.191,797
Georgia$32,050$15.411,133
Hawaii$36,754$17.67110
Idaho$32,168$15.47125
Illinois$36,905$17.741,639
Indiana$32,684$15.71662
Iowa$28,863$13.88327
Kansas$31,646$15.21255
Kentucky$31,852$15.31348
Louisiana$29,642$14.25290
Maine$39,201$18.85107
Maryland$55,360$26.62478
Massachusetts$48,844$23.481,111
Michigan$36,616$17.60685
Minnesota$43,808$21.06916
Mississippi$29,723$14.29315
Missouri$34,792$16.73639
Montana$32,726$15.73114
Nebraska$35,398$17.02230
Nevada$42,406$20.39249
New Hampshire$40,908$19.67173
New Jersey$53,306$25.631,121
New Mexico$36,975$17.78179
New York$54,546$26.221,862
North Carolina$35,812$17.221,177
North Dakota$38,843$18.6776
Ohio$44,423$21.361,165
Oklahoma$44,456$21.37309
Oregon$42,800$20.58403
Pennsylvania$43,403$20.871,657
Rhode Island$43,270$20.80173
South Carolina$28,594$13.75402
South Dakota$33,562$16.1475
Tennessee$30,955$14.88598
Texas$35,728$17.182,213
Utah$37,117$17.84319
Vermont$37,840$18.1971
Virginia$46,088$22.16791
Washington$49,678$23.88859
West Virginia$31,097$14.95126
Wisconsin$36,079$17.35549
Wyoming$37,407$17.9854

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Highest Paying Cities For Security Supervisor

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Washington, DC$55,901$26.88
New York, NY$55,124$26.50
San Francisco, CA$51,399$24.71
Seattle, WA$50,214$24.14
Arlington, VA$49,266$23.69
Boston, MA$48,711$23.42

How much does a Security Supervisor make?

  • The average Security Supervisor makes $42,889 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Security Supervisor is $20.62.
  • The average entry-level Security Supervisor salary is $27,000.
  • Highest paying states for Security Supervisor are Maryland ($55,360), New York ($54,546), New Jersey ($55,360) and Delaware ($55,360).
  • Highest paying cities for Security Supervisor are Seattle, WA ($55,901), New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA.
  • Security Supervisors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $67,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $54,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $33,000
  • Industries with the highest Security Supervisor salaries are Professional, Utilities and Hospitality.

Average Security Supervisor Salary Over Time

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    Security Supervisor Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$42,900$20.62+4.4%
    2021$41,000$19.71+4.0%
    2020$39,400$18.92+5.6%
    2019$37,200$17.86+4.2%
    2018$35,600$17.11+4.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Security Supervisor Salary
    An unarmed security officer is primarily responsible for securing an establishment and maintaining the safety of people within the premises. They are typically in charge of conducting patrols, monitoring surveillance cameras and alarm systems, responding to distress reports, keeping an eye on suspicious activities and behaviors, and coordinating with the law enforcement should there be any emergencies. An unarmed security officer may also assist clients and respond to inquiries, all while maintaining a safe and worry-free environment for everyone.
    Protective Officer

    Avg. salary: $34,888

    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.
    Head Of Security

    Avg. salary: $218,721

    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.
    Protection Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $35,143

    A protection security officer is responsible for maintaining the safety and security within the premises to protect the employees and company assets. Protection security officers inspect the facilities and patrol around the building to identify unusual activities and monitor suspicious people. They also check surveillance equipment and escalate incident reports to the security team for immediate actions to prevent potential hazards and operational delays. A protection security officer must have excellent communication and observational skills, especially in assisting and verifying the identity of guests and checking their luggage upon arrival.
    Safety And Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $32,940

    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.
    Facility Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $37,116

    Facility security officers supervise daily security activities, enforce control, and ensure company security policies are strictly followed. They are responsible for creating a secure working environment for employees, vendors, and company visitors. They manage and monitor daily activities concerning entry and exit, video security, and other devices related to security. They also manage employee access to restricted and protected areas, review closed-circuit recordings, coordinate with management on certain security protocols and legal requirements.
    Unarmed Security Officer

    Avg. salary: $31,537

    An unarmed security officer is primarily responsible for securing an establishment and maintaining the safety of people within the premises. They are typically in charge of conducting patrols, monitoring surveillance cameras and alarm systems, responding to distress reports, keeping an eye on suspicious activities and behaviors, and coordinating with the law enforcement should there be any emergencies. An unarmed security officer may also assist clients and respond to inquiries, all while maintaining a safe and worry-free environment for everyone.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Protective Officer$34,889$2,907$16.77129,553
    Head Of Security$218,721$18,227$105.1597,705
    Protection Security Officer$35,143$2,929$16.90132,923
    Safety And Security Officer$32,941$2,745$15.84141,405
    Facility Security Officer$37,117$3,093$17.84131,364
    Unarmed Security Officer$31,538$2,628$15.16115,428
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    Security Supervisor Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Security Supervisor 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.

    Security Supervisor Salary By Experience Level

    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$32,000$15.39
    Mid Level$37,900$18.24
    Senior Level$52,400$25.19

    Which Companies Pay Security Supervisors The Most?

    To earn a high income as a Security Supervisor, working for Princeton University or Thermo Fisher Scientific might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like FIS and Henry Schein report highly competitive wages for Security Supervisors.

    Highest Paying Companies For Security Supervisors

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Security Supervisor SalaryAverage Salary
    1$75,357
    2$71,278
    3$59,379
    4$57,371
    5$56,681
    6$53,953

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    Recently Added Security Supervisor Salaries

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    Average Security Supervisor Salary by Demographic

    Security Supervisor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $41,888
    female-income
    Female Income
    $40,898
    GenderIncome
    Male$41,888
    Female$40,898
    Median Security Supervisor Income by Race
    Asian Security Supervisors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Security Supervisors have the lowest average salary at $40,083.
    $45,000
    $36,000
    $27,000
    $18,000
    $9,000
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Security Supervisor Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$41,075
    Black or African American$40,083
    Asian$42,936
    Hispanic or Latino$41,438
    Average Security Supervisor Salary by Education Level
    Security Supervisors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $54,523 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Security Supervisors earn a median annual income of $49,725 compared to $44,429 for Security Supervisors with an Associate degree.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Security Supervisor Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$41,888
    Master's Degree$54,523
    Bachelor's Degree$49,725
    Some College/ Associate Degree$44,429