The average rate for a Security Guard is C$12.75 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$17,754 - C$49,817
C$18K
C$30K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$30,014
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C$11.16 - C$17.87
C$11
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$12.85
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$17,754 - C$49,817  
   
Bonus
C$4.91 - C$4,000  
Commission
C$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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C$23,151 - C$40,412  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$11.16 - C$17.87  
   
Hourly Tips
C$2.00  
Overtime
C$13.40 - C$28.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$4.91 - C$4,000  
   
Commission
C$400.00  
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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C$23,151 - C$40,412  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 886

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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 $26,000 based on 691 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 $29,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 123 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 $29,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$27,164

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Q: What is it like working as a Security Guard?

Security Guard in Karachi:
Pros: My nature of work. I enjoy working for technical challenges and with the current company, lot of projects line up.
Cons: Perks, limited resources to accommodate all projects.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
C$27,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 51%
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