Average Hourly Rate for G4S Security Services Employees

G4S Security Services offers employees an average of $13.00 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $19.66. Your city influences pay for G4S Security Services workers the most, followed by your job title and your experience level. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: G4S Security Services
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Security Officer (47)
$9.25 - $14.08  
[-]Security Officer (47)
Overtime$12.91 - $21.86  
Hourly Rate$9.25 - $14.08  
[+]Security Supervisor (19)
$9.90 - $19.00  
[+]Security Supervisor (19)
Hourly Rate$9.90 - $19.00  
[+]Security Guard (19)
$9.44 - $15.72  
[+]Security Guard (19)
Hourly Rate$9.44 - $15.72  
[+]Security Officer/Guard (7)
$9.33 - $15.53  
[+]Security Officer/Guard (7)
Hourly Rate$9.33 - $15.53  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Elmsford, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. ($14.75), Miami, Fla. (about $13.35), and Charleston, S.C. ($12.97) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Antonio, Texas; in fact, at around $10.19 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is approximately $15.43 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Payroll Specialists, who bring in close to around $18.00 per hour, though Security Supervisors are not far behind at $14.64 along with Armed Security Officers (approximately $14.20) and Armed Security Guards ($13.21). Security Guards at G4S Security Services do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $11.11 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $13.22 per hour. The largest fraction of G4S Security Services people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $12.57 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

BSIS Guard Card Certifications receive bigger paychecks (around $15.50 per hour) than those without credentials. G4S Security Services workers who hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice are also well compensated, earning $14.86 on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $16.47 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures is regularly seen around here; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training.


G4S Security Services' employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

One in six respondents have paid vacation, and only about 9 percent can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. A majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of workers also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for G4S Security Services


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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
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$10 - $15
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
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