I’ve been working in the security industry since 1984 when I joined the Marine Corps. I often get asked “How can I make more?" while working in security. Here are my TOP TEN tips. These are BY FAR the FASTEST & EASIEST ways to earn more as a security officer. Follow these tips and you'll earn more!
1. Education and Training
In California security officers are required to undergo 40 hours of mandatory training. The first 8 hours are called the “Guard Card” class must be completed before you can work as a security officer. Once you’ve completed this class and have your Guard Card you can work as a security officer in California.
But getting your guard card is just the start. You’ll need to get an additional 16 hours of training within the first 30 days of working as a security officer and another 16 hours within the first 6 months of employment. This training is your responsibility and all together adds up to 40 hours of training all California security officers are required to attend.
If you come to your new job with this training ALREADY COMPLETED you are ABOVE OTHER APPLICANTS and stand out as "ready to work". Getting all your training is fast and easy. You can do it online here: https://onlinesecurityguardtraining.com/
2. Be available
Security Officers that get the most hours, best pay, most overtime and quickest promotions are officers that are AVAILABLE! If you can work anywhere at any time then let your boss (or whoever does the schedule) know that so you can get a bigger paycheck right away!
3. Be Professional
As a hiring manager it’s disappointing when people attend an interview or dress or act in an unprofessional manner. Make sure that you ALWAYS look & speak as a professional! If you want to be treated professionally & make the money that a professional makes then you need to BE professional.