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Average Hourly Rate for G4S Security Services Employees

Salaries for G4S Security Services workers come to approximately $12.35 per hour, not including the $18.25 for overtime. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at G4S Security Services, but your job title and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

G4S Security Services typically pays:
below market

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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 (41)
$9.12 - $14.01  
[-]Security Officer (41)
Overtime$12.98 - $21.74  
Hourly Rate$9.12 - $14.01  
[+]Security Supervisor (16)
$9.80 - $19.40  
[+]Security Supervisor (16)
Hourly Rate$9.80 - $19.40  
[+]Security Guard (12)
$9.16 - $15.66  
[+]Security Guard (12)
Hourly Rate$9.16 - $15.66  
[+]Security Officer/Guard (8)
$8.57 - $15.91  
[+]Security Officer/Guard (8)
Hourly Rate$8.57 - $15.91  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
United States (change)


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.72 per hour) can be spotted in New York; Miami (about $13.19), Sacramento ($12.50), and Atlanta (approximately $12.14) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Antonio; in fact, at $10.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at around $15.35 per hour.


Operations Supervisors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $15.39; Security Supervisors come in second with typical earnings amounting to approximately $14.25, while Armed Security Guards and Armed Security Officers rank near the top as well ($13.45 and around $13.12, respectively). Near the bottom at G4S Security Services are Security Guards, pulling in just $10.61.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns about $13.37. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (38 percent) have worked in their field for one to four years and now make $11.27 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a BSIS Guard Card Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $15.68 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Emergency Medical Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of about $13.78 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Criminal Justice; G4S Security Services awards $14.86 to these degree-holders.


Employees who count People Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $15.39. One of the more prevalent skills at G4S Security Services is Security Policies and Procedures, with more than two-fifths considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, G4S Security Services gives paid vacation to one in five workers and paid sick leave to less than ten percent of workers. To plan for old age, a fair portion of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. More than half of workers can count on health insurance, and just over a half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at G4S Security Services are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and 401(a).

Key Stats

21 %
79 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

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