We Want to Hear From You! Take the Campus Safety 2018 Salary Survey

Campus Safety’s latest salary survey covers hospital, school and university security and police officer and chief pay, job satisfaction, staffing levels, weapons, incentives, benefits and more.

We Want to Hear From You! Take the Campus Safety 2018 Salary Survey

Hospital, higher ed and school protection professionals who complete the survey will have the option to enter a drawing for the chance to win one of the four $25 gift certificates that we'll be awarding at the conclusion of the survey.

UPDATE April 30, 2018: Thank you for taking our survey. The survey is now closed.

Three years ago when Campus Safety magazine conducted its last salary survey, the U.S. economy had finally fully recovered from the Great Recession. Not surprisingly, the pay rates of campus police chiefs, security directors, officers and other employees reflected this recovery to varying extents. Most respondents, however, said their departments were grossly understaffed.

It’s once again time to take the temperature of hospital, university and K-12 campus public safety departments so we can determine if there have been any changes. The 2018 Campus Safety Salary Survey’s goal is to find out whether or not salaries have continued to rise over the past three years. Additionally, what about department staffing levels, job satisfaction, minority and gender representation, and officer incentives? All of these issues and more will be covered in this study, but we need your help.

Take the survey.

As a valued member of the Campus Safety magazine community, we are requesting you take our survey. Doing so will help us help hospitals, schools and universities better understand and address the needs of their public safety, security and emergency management departments. It will also serve as a benchmark for healthcare and education public safety departments across North America.

To thank you for completing the questionnaire, you will have the option to enter a drawing for the chance to win one of the four $25 gift certificates that we’ll be awarding at the conclusion of the survey.

The survey will take about ten minutes to complete. Although you might be hesitant to release your salary information, rest assured that your answers, E-mail address and identity, as well as that of your campus, will remain confidential and will only be used in tabulation with answers from other respondents. The results of this survey will appear in an upcoming issue of Campus Safety magazine as well as online at CampusSafetyMagazine.com.

Click here to take the 2018 Campus Safety Salary Survey.

We also encourage you to pass along this survey link to your peers at other institutions so they can participate. The more campus protection pros we get to take the survey, the better and more helpful the data!

Thank you for participating.

Check out the results from our 2015 Campus Safety Salary Survey:

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About the Author


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.

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