The average rate for a Security Guard is C$12.74 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$17,492 - C$45,208
C$17K
C$29K
C$45K
MEDIAN: C$28,534
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C$11.09 - C$17.65
C$11
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$12.74
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$17,492 - C$45,208  
   
Bonus
C$4.89 - C$4,027  
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$22,998 - C$39,322  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$11.09 - C$17.65  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.75  
Overtime
C$14.71 - C$27.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$4.89 - C$4,027  
   
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$22,998 - C$39,322  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 882

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$26,911

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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.

Security Guard in Ottawa:
"Shift Work."
Pros: Walking exercise, meeting people of all ages and backgrounds, of different nationalities and languages, being able to speak 3 languages at work and much more.
Cons: It is now harder to move up and change positions due to medium unemployment situation occurrences. Position cuts are a content stress factor. Hard to do overtime.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
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National Average
C$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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