The average wage for a Security Guard is AU$21.87 per hour. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$34,804 - AU$67,513
AU$35K
AU$50K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$49,594
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50%
90%

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AU$18.87 - AU$27.57
AU$19
AU$22
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$21.87
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$23KAU$46KAU$69K
Salary
AU$34,804 - AU$67,513  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,928 - AU$60,152  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$18AU$36AU$54
Hourly Rate
AU$18.87 - AU$27.57  
   
Overtime
AU$18.57 - AU$51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,928 - AU$60,152  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 368

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

Pay by Experience for a Security Guard has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 279 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Guard with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 81 salaries. A Security Guard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$46,456

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Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%