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).