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Special Police Officer Salary

$28,194 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$290

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Special Police Officer is $28,194 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Police Officer is between $22,085 and $33,071. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry, performing any combination of following duties.
  • Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of industrial plant or commercial establishment, docks, logging camp area, or work site.
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure.
  • Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and apprehends or expels miscreants.
  • Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
  • Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of company property.
  • Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Permits authorized persons to enter property.
  • May register at watch stations to record time of inspection trips.
  • May record data, such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff.
  • May perform janitorial duties and set thermostatic controls to maintain specified temperature in buildings or cold storage rooms.
  • May tend furnace or boiler.
  • May be deputized to arrest trespassers.
  • May regulate vehicle and pedestrian traffic at plant entrance to maintain orderly flow.
  • May patrol site with guard dog on leash.
  • May watch for fires and be designated fire patroller.
  • May be designated according to shift worked as day guard; area guarded as dock guard (a.
Special Police Officer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Security Guards

Job family population: 1,114,380

Estimated population of Special Police Officer jobs: 78,809

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$32,685
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Special Police Officer Job Listings for United States

Floater/Flex - DC ARMED SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER
Nov 11
Washington, DC, USA
American Security Programs
The Special Police Officer (SPO) provides comprehensive security services in and around WBG offices while armed according to post orders under the direction of the Special Police Officer Supervisor
PT/Flex SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER (SPO) ( World Bank Group INCUMBENT)
Nov 8
Washington, DC, USA
American Security Programs
PT/Flex SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER (SPO) ( World Bank Group INCUMBENT) Nature and Scope: The Special Police Officer (SPO) provides comprehensive security services in and around WBG offices while armed ...
SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER ARMED AND UNARMED
Oct 8
Lanham, MD, USA
Capital City Protective Services II
Commissioned as an Armed/Unarmed Special Police Officer by the District of Columbia / Maryland Security Officer License /Handgun Permit within 3 months of hire. The duties reflected in this ...
Armed Special Police Officer (SPO)
Sep 11
Washington, DC, USA
First Choice Protective Services, LLC
First Choice Protective Services LLC, (1st Choice) has immediate job openings for Armed Special Police Officers in Washington, DC. We will be conducting on the spot interviews for a variety of ...
Police Officer
Nov 26
Kissimmee, FL, USA
City of Lake Alfred
May serve as a field training officer for new police officers; provides supervision and instruction ... May be responsible for Special Assignments such as: K-9, SRO, etc. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The average pay for a Special Police Officer is $28,194 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Police Officer is between $22,085 and $33,071. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Floater/Flex - DC ARMED SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER
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PT/Flex SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER (SPO) ( World Bank Group INCUMBENT)
Nov 8
Washington, DC, USA
American Security Programs
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