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$17,879 - C$50,607
C$18K
C$30K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$30,202
10%
50%
90%
C$11.21 - C$18.01
C$11
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$13.02
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$17,879 - C$50,607
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$23,242 - C$40,414
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$11.21 - C$18.01
Hourly Tips C$2.00
Overtime C$13.40 - C$28.49
Annual Data C$0C$40K
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$23,242 - C$40,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 875

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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 C$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 C$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 C$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 C$29,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$27,576

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Security Guard Reviews

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

Security Guard in Toronto:
"It is a good job."
Pros: I enjoy the people that I work with on a daily basis.
Cons: Sometimes I do get a little bored.

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 Winnipeg:
"Boring."
Pros: Boring and stressful.
Cons: Boring and stressful.

Security Guard in Orillia:
Pros: How relax most of the sites I work are. And the people I work with are great :)
Cons: How the shift can get very boring. Not much to do when on shift.

Security Guard in Newmarket:
Pros: Easy to get time off and personalized schedule.
Cons: Have to pay for uniforms that they want back when you leave, non existent benefits or are extremely hard to use. No paid vacation, no employee loyalty, no paid training and union dues that automatically come out but offer absolutely no benefits.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
C$28,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 50%
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