Career Menu

6,285 Security Officer Salaries

Security Officers earn $26,000 annually on average, or $13 per hour, which is 82% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Security Officers work for TransUnion at $160,000 annually while the lowest paid Security Officers work for Construction Protective Services earning approximately $14,000 each year.

Submit a Salary
Advertisement

$26K Securitas' Average Security Officer Salary (788 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$2K (7%) less than average Securitas salary ($28K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
-$5K (21%) less than average Securitas Security Officer salary ($26K)
"I am probably being paid about enough. Because I am older I usually get better positions. Security work is really a matter of maintaining attention over the entire shift, and there is some risk (in that people have been killed for far less worth than what I typically guard)."
-$3K (12%) less than average Securitas Security Officer salary ($26K)
"I am being underpaid considering the location and the cost of the site we are on."
+$12K (37%) more than average Securitas Security Officer salary ($26K)
"Very equal."
See 785 More Securitas Security Officer Salaries

$26K AlliedBarton Security Services' Average Security Officer Salary (854 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$2K (7%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services salary ($28K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
-$1K (3%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Officer salary ($26K)
"Again favorites were paid for bonuses as well as raises. I had completed all of the training and yet people who didn't do anything got paid more."
-$9K (41%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Officer salary ($26K)
"I am extremely underpaid for the quality of my work and my extensive military background. I have a bachelor degree in engineering and a secret security clearance from the US Government."
-$5K (21%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Officer salary ($26K)
"Not fair compared to all the assignments expected from me."
See 851 More AlliedBarton Security Services Security Officer Salaries

$26K U.S. Security Associates, Inc's Average Security Officer Salary (127 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
Equal to average U.S. Security Associates, Inc salary ($26K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
-$4K (16%) less than average U.S. Security Associates, Inc Security Officer salary ($26K)
"I believe I'm paid exactly what I'm worth at this job. The job is easy, and not challenging at all. It's honestly a job for a lazy person and someone who doesn't want to chase after anything better in life. It ultimately depends on the post because different posts have different rules and pay rates."
+$3K (10%) more than average U.S. Security Associates, Inc Security Officer salary ($26K)
"Underpaid when you have to pay for gas and dry cleaning and meals. Plus commuting 74 miles a day rain or shine."
-$4K (16%) less than average U.S. Security Associates, Inc Security Officer salary ($26K)
See 124 More U.S. Security Associates, Inc Security Officer Salaries

$28K SecurAmerica's Average Security Officer Salary (17 salaries)

+$2K (7%) more than national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
Equal to average SecurAmerica salary ($28K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
-$9K (38%) less than average SecurAmerica Security Officer salary ($28K)
"Way underpaid! They didn't even take my 7 years military in consideration and give me more pay! They NEVER gave me a pay raise! In fact, they CUT everybody's pay! Then they just made stupid excuses about why they did it! I was making $8.75! Find a better line of work!"
-$9K (38%) less than average SecurAmerica Security Officer salary ($28K)
"Way underpaid! This company is screwing everybody! Making the Industry look bad!Don't waste your life working here at all!"
+$2K (6%) more than average SecurAmerica Security Officer salary ($28K)
See 14 More SecurAmerica Security Officer Salaries

$24K Paladin Security's Average Security Officer Salary (3 salaries)

-$2K (8%) less than national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$12K (40%) less than average Paladin Security salary ($36K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
+$5K (18%) more than average Paladin Security Security Officer salary ($24K)
"I am not paid fairly here because I always work late but I don't get paid for overtime."
+$49K (101%) more than average Paladin Security Security Officer salary ($24K)
"I an clearly underpaid"
-$6K (28%) less than average Paladin Security Security Officer salary ($24K)

$32K Brosnan Risk Consultants' Average Security Officer Salary (2 salaries)

+$6K (20%) more than national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$30K (63%) less than average Brosnan Risk Consultants salary ($62K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
+$1K (3%) more than average Brosnan Risk Consultants Security Officer salary ($32K)
"Fair"
-$2K (6%) less than average Brosnan Risk Consultants Security Officer salary ($32K)
"It was a great salary to me."

$24K Allied Universal's Average Security Officer Salary (2 salaries)

-$2K (8%) less than national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$7K (25%) less than average Allied Universal salary ($31K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
+$1K (4%) more than average Allied Universal Security Officer salary ($24K)
"I do know At the pay im with is because I've just started into the company. I'm not the person that wants or asks for handouts I would rather earn every penny."
-$1K (4%) less than average Allied Universal Security Officer salary ($24K)
"It's much lower than my salary was when I did the exact line of work in San Diego with a different security company."

$26K Wackenhut's Average Security Officer Salary (275 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$4K (14%) less than average Wackenhut salary ($30K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
-$3K (12%) less than average Wackenhut Security Officer salary ($26K)
"It's fair enough for a security officer. Some sites you make less or more."
-$6K (26%) less than average Wackenhut Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$2K (8%) less than average Wackenhut Security Officer salary ($26K)
See 272 More Wackenhut Security Officer Salaries

$26K National Security Agency's Average Security Officer Salary (91 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$14K (42%) less than average National Security Agency salary ($40K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
+$6K (20%) more than average National Security Agency Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$6K (26%) less than average National Security Agency Security Officer salary ($26K)
+$25K (64%) more than average National Security Agency Security Officer salary ($26K)
See 88 More National Security Agency Security Officer Salaries

$28K United States Air Force's Average Security Officer Salary (45 salaries)

+$2K (7%) more than national average Security Officer salary ($26K)
-$20K (52%) less than average United States Air Force salary ($48K)
$50K
$100K
$150K
+$2K (6%) more than average United States Air Force Security Officer salary ($28K)
"My job paid less than a non-military position but this is the norm since the military provides other forms of compensation to its workers. It is kind of difficult to compare the two sectors."
-$8K (33%) less than average United States Air Force Security Officer salary ($28K)
+$2K (6%) more than average United States Air Force Security Officer salary ($28K)
See 42 More United States Air Force Security Officer Salaries
Advertisement
You can cancel email alerts at any time.
Got it! Your job alert was created
Jobs You Might Like
Advertisement
We noticed that your web browser is outdated!

Update your browser to have a more positive job search experience.

Upgrade My Browser

×