How much do security officers in Portsmouth get paid?

Security officers in Portsmouth earn

£9.79-12.60 per hour

Based on 48 employee reviews

Security officer salaries can range between £9.79-12.60 per hour in the Portsmouth area. This data is based on quiz results from 48 employees who live in and around Portsmouth.

What do top employers pay security officers?

Recent security officer Jobs in Portsmouth

  1. Retail Associate at TJX posted 16 days ago
  2. Security Officer (Female) at OCS posted 27 days ago
  3. Retail Associate at TJX posted 1 month ago
See all security officer jobs in the Portsmouth area

How are people paid?

By the hour 85% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 48 employees

What contracts are people on?

23% report having zero hours contracts.
13% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
5% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
59% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 39 employees

What do security officers do?

Security guards have the job of keeping people and places safe.

They can work in all sorts of locations, including:

  • Corporate buildings
  • Hotels
  • Events
  • Shops
  • Airports

Other name for security guards are:

  • Security officers

This type of job might involve:

  • Watching CCTV
  • Protecting against theft
  • Managing crowd control
  • Signing visitors and workers in and out of a building
  • Monitoring entrances and exits
  • Patrolling the building
  • Responding to security alarms
  • Searching luggage and bags
  • Using scanning equipment

You may need to work night shifts, over weekends and on bank holidays.

If you want to apply for a security guard job, you might need the following:

To find out more, read our guide to the best security companies to work for.

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