When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Elmsford, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. ($15.72), Miami, Fla. (around $13.35), and Charleston, S.C. ($12.97) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $10.00) in San Antonio, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, New York offers the highest pay at about $15.69 per hour.
Security Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $16.45 per hour; Security Supervisors, Armed Security Officers, and Armed Security Guards also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $14.68, $13.59, and about $13.47, respectively. Security Guards at G4S Security Services do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $11.15 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $12.50 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $13.36 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $15.13 per hour for BSIS Guard Card Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. G4S Security Services workers who hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice are also well compensated, earning $14.86 on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $17.34 per hour. A common skill in G4S Security Services' work force is Security Policies and Procedures; one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Scheduling, Customer Service, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; G4S Security Services gives paid vacation days to a sixth of survey respondents and sick leave to 7 percent. A majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the larger part of survey participants. G4S Security Services employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and 401(a).