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Security Officer
$33K-$41K / yr. (est.)
$34K
$37,661 / year
$41K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Security Officer

What does a Security Officer do?

We, as Security Officers, perform security services. We participate in electronic surveillance and systematic manual Security Officers' rounds. Coordinating facility response to various potential problems is a part of our job. We enforce policies and procedures. We ensure equitable enforcement of regulations. Following guidelines and perpetual monitoring techniques are a part of our job. We work towards establishing a safe workplace for employees. We ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to security and safety. Participating in employee awareness and education is also our responsibility. We are accountable for ensuring service excellence for customers and staff.

Core tasks:

  • maintain order and safe working conditions
  • investigate alarms
  • respond to emergencies by sending security patrol,
  • alert Fire services or Police as needed
  • assist company employees in all safety and security concerns
  • monitor the security of the company’s employees
  • review systems and sources to detect potential risks
  • coordinate corporate response by the distribution of advisories
  • compile daily reports and incident reports

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Security Officer?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Security Officer.
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TeacherSan Francisco, CA - 6 months ago
🤔 So, I guess all my years of teaching experience don't count for anything if I want to switch to being a Security Officer?
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6 months ago
I have work 5 years in security
How Long Do Security Officer Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Security Officers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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CHIEF Executive OfficerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
I can't believe people waste their talents working Security Officer jobs. Aim higher and strive for CEO like me. 🔝
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Registered NurseSeattle, WA - 6 months ago
I respect Security Officers, but be prepared to deal with constant verbal abuse and being underappreciated by some. It's a crucial role nonetheless. 😔
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Security Officer Employees?
Frequent job changes in Security Officer, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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Software EngineerSan Francisco, CA - 6 months ago
As a Software Engineer, I respect individuals who actively seek new challenges and growth opportunities. Embrace change! 😊
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NurseNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
In the healthcare field, frequent job changes in security roles could raise concerns about reliability and trustworthiness. 😷

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Security Officer's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Security Officer typically studied at.
American Military University
Central Texas College

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Security Officer Employees?
Gender ratio in Security Officer position: 0.800260851844304 Male and 0.199739148155696 Female. Age ratio in Security Officer position: 16-20: 28%, 21-30: 51%, 31-40: 11%, 41-50: 6%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 1%. Security Officer position is predominantly male (80.0%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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Security OfficerPhoenix, AZ - 6 months ago
Wow, didn't expect the majority age group to be 21-30. 😮
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Security OfficerPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
That's insane! Less than 1% of Security Officers are above 60 years old? 😱

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Security Officer?
Top employers of Security Officer position: Allied Universal, AlliedBarton Security Services, G4S. People who work in Security Officer position most typically go on to work for the Allied Universal.
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Security OfficerHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Y'all are missing the point. It's not just about the company, it's about the individuals that work there. In my experience, it depends on the management team more than anything.
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Security OfficerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
🙄 Both Allied Universal and AlliedBarton are corporate giants that don't care about their employees. Choose a smaller, local security company for better treatment and community connection.
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What Industries Does Security Officer Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Security Officer: Administrative & Support, Public Administration, Health Care, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Education. Security Officer employees most likely come from a Administrative & Support industry background.
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Security OfficerHouston, TX - 6 months ago
👮 Don't underestimate the importance of a security officer! We play a vital role in protecting people and property, preventing crimes, and maintaining order. It's not as easy as it seems!
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Security OfficerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
Yo, being a security officer ain't glamorous, but it's necessary, you know? We gotta keep these streets safe and secure!

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Discussion about Security Officer

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What do people working as a Security Officer wear?
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Warehouse Associate7 weeks ago
Usually a company provided uniform
What is the women/men ratio in the job of Security Officer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
20% are women in this profession only.
What is the typical age to work as a Security Officer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The typical age is 27.
How many years of experience do you usually have as a Security Officer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You need 4 years of experience to work as a Security Officer.
Which industries does a Security Officer typically work in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Administrative & Support employs the most.
Is a higher education needed as a Security Officer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
You should be fine with No higher education
Which company are you working for as a Security Officer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
If you are a Security Officer you should definitely apply for AlliedBarton Security Services, Allied Universal, G4S, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. and U.S. Security Associates
How many years of experience as a Security Officer is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
4 years is the typical lifespan for a Security Officer.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a Security Officer?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
A Security Officer is likely to work for multiple companies as a Security Officer.
What jobs do people work in before becoming a Security Officer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most people come from Police Officer, Security or Customer Service Representative roles
What can be the next step in your career path from Security Officer?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Changing from a Security Officer to Security, Police Officer or Security Supervisor is a typical career path.
I started off as a Security Officer and worked my way up to Juvenile Corrections before becoming a Deputy Sheriff. I was a deputy for almost 10 years before going to the Department of Corrections. From the DOC I went back into security as the Security Sargeant all the way up to the Project Manager and Area Supervisor. I have held a Top Secret, Secret, and a Public Trust. I supervised more than 114 staff at one time, com-pleted scheduling, payroll, inventory, etc. Was in constant contact with Physical Security and other leadership staff.
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Security Officer26 days ago
I wish I could say the same but my five years as a security guard has really been hectic. I started out working for on security company that was really great until I got bumped to third shift because the Highlands of Dove Mountain insisted on having a supervisor on day shift and so everyone got bumped to the next shift. My second job involved me driving a car around Tucson Spectrum watching for law breakers and than on day I was called to interrupt a homeless man from sleeping on the sidewalk and when I asked him to leave he kicked me in the chest and pushed me into an iron rail which broke four of my ribs and fractured a few more. I was rushed to the hospital and was there for about two weeks and when I got out I was told I would have to go back to work about two weeks later. I than worked for two more weeks and was terminated.
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