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Salaries for

Security Officer

Virginia Median
$38,000
National Median
$12.00 /hr
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Security Officer
Diamond Resorts InternationalĀ® | Williamsburg, VA 2 weeks ago

Security Officer
Centerra Group | Alexandria, VA 6 days ago

Uniformed Security Officer - Unarmed
Koniag Development Corp | Arlington, VA 2 days ago

Unarmed Security Officer
SOS Security | Springfield, VA 1 week ago

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Security Officer

Security officers monitor and protect properties from illegal activities in privately-owned or public areas. Generally, security officers patrol areas, answer phone calls, monitor people, and respond to emergency situations in hospitals, power plants, and retail stores.

A typical day in the life of a security officer might include:

  • Identifying potential risks or hazards to the property
  • Understanding the location's rules and regulations to establish methods for preventing criminal activity when possible
  • Providing a visual presence to help promote order and deter safety issues
  • Conducting on-site surveillance of properties by patrolling or using closed-circuit monitoring systems.

Salaries for

Security Officer

Virginia Median
$38,000
National Median
$12.00 /hr
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Security Officer
Diamond Resorts InternationalĀ® | Williamsburg, VA 2 weeks ago

Security Officer
Centerra Group | Alexandria, VA 6 days ago

Uniformed Security Officer - Unarmed
Koniag Development Corp | Arlington, VA 2 days ago

Unarmed Security Officer
SOS Security | Springfield, VA 1 week ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Security Officer
New York, NY
$13.00 /hr
Philadelphia, PA
$12.50 /hr
Los Angeles, CA
$12.50 /hr
Kansas City, MO
$12.00 /hr
Atlanta, GA
$12.00 /hr
Dallas, TX
$12.00 /hr
Houston, TX
$12.00 /hr
Miami, FL
$12.00 /hr
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a security officer might include:

  • Identifying potential risks or hazards to the property
  • Understanding the location's rules and regulations to establish methods for preventing criminal activity when possible
  • Providing a visual presence to help promote order and deter safety issues
  • Conducting on-site surveillance of properties by patrolling or using closed-circuit monitoring systems.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for a security officer is $12.00 per hour. Gaining experience in this field is key to higher salaries.