2011 Hospital Salary Survey & Industry Census Results Revealed

Campus Safety magazine's 2011 salary survey covers salaries, top safety and security concerns, job satisfaction and levels of emergency preparedness.

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This is the second of three installments. K-12 school/school district survey results will appear on CampusSafetyMagazine.com next week. To view last week’s university results, click here.

Highlights of this year’s hospital security industry census and salary survey include:

  • Nearly nine out of 10 (88%) respondents rate their job satisfaction as excellent (40%) or good (48%)
  • The median pay for hospital police chiefs/security directors at hospitals with less than 200 beds is $65,000, while it is $120,000 for chiefs/directors at hospitals with more than 800 beds
  • 80% of nonsworn hospital security officers receive health insurance, 66% get retirement benefits and 71% receive uniforms or uniform allowances
  • Nonsworn officers, however saw a decrease in pay, even when the 2 percent annual rate of inflation is not considered. Thirty-seven percent make $22,000 or less. That is five percentage points more than in 2009. The number of officers making more than $25,000 decreased from 38 percent in 2009 to 32 percent in 2011.

View the survey results.

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Robin Hattersley Gray
Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach. Twitter: @RobinHattSmiles www.LinkedIn.com/In/RobinHattersleyGray
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