When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Elmsford, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. ($14.75), Miami, Fla. ($13.35), and Charleston, S.C. ($12.97) are the next top-paying cities. San Antonio, Texas is near the bottom for pay at approximately $10.19. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to around $15.57 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Security Managers — their earnings average approximately $16.45 per hour. Security Supervisors are a close second at about $14.25 along with Armed Security Officers ($13.59) and Armed Security Guards (around $13.31). Security Guards make an average $11.11, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $12.27 per hour. The largest slice of the G4S Security Services workforce (35 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $13.23 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
BSIS Guard Card Certifications earn approximately $15.22 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. G4S Security Services provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Criminal Justice — these employees rake in about $14.86 per hour.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $17.34 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at G4S Security Services is Security Policies and Procedures; roughly one-half of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Scheduling, Customer Service, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at G4S Security Services can sometimes lack paid time off; a sixth of survey respondents get paid vacation days, and 7 percent receive paid sick leave. A fair number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of survey participants, and for a majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. G4S Security Services employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).