The average rate for a Security Guard is C$12.65 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$15,893 - C$45,572
(Median)
C$16K
C$27K
C$46K
MEDIAN: C$26,500
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90%

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C$11.04 - C$17.43
(Median)
C$11
C$13
C$17
MEDIAN: C$12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$15,893 - C$45,572  
   
Bonus
C$4.82 - C$2,990  
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$22,902 - C$38,685  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$9C$18C$27
Hourly Rate
C$11.04 - C$17.43  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.56  
Overtime
C$14.68 - C$25.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$18KC$36KC$54K
Bonus
C$4.82 - C$2,990  
   
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$22,902 - C$38,685  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 870
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$26,697

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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.

What is it like working as a Security Guard at The Corps of Commissionaires?

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.

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Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
C$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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