Median pay is highest in New York ($14.75 per hour), followed by Miami ($13.35), Atlanta (about $12.14), and Orlando ($11.98). San Antonio ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $10.19, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across G4S Security Services' U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home around $15.53 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Security Supervisors — their earnings average $14.58. Facility Security Officers are a close second at about $13.75 along with Armed Security Guards ($13.45) and Armed Security Officers (around $13.35). Financial compensation for Security Guards is rather low — only $10.60 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average pay of approximately $13.23. The largest slice of the G4S Security Services workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns around $11.26 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
BSIS Guard Card Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($15.63) than those without credentials. 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 approximately $14.86 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $15.78. Security Policies and Procedures is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-half of G4S Security Services' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Scheduling, Customer Service, and Security Risk Management.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of workers receive paid vacation, and only less than ten percent of workers get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, G4S Security Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most workers participate. A majority of workers receive health insurance, and over one-half of workers get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at G4S Security Services are life insurance, a company cell phone, flexible hours, and 401(a).