Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $12.84 per hour. The largest slice of the G4S Security Services workforce (47 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $12.47 per hour.
Security Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $17.76 per hour on average; Security Supervisors are next on the list, bringing in close to $13.90, followed by Armed Security Officers earning $13.30 and Armed Security Guards making $12.27. Among the lower-paid positions at G4S Security Services are Security Officers — the median salary for this role approaches $11.39.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $15.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Honolulu, Hawaii ($14.74), Atlanta, Ga. ($13.75), and Houston, Texas (around $13.25) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Louisville, Ky.; in fact, at about $10.13 it is one of the worst-paid cities. G4S Security Services workers in New York earn the most — approximately $14.60 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $15.40 per hour for BSIS Guard Card Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) make the most here, hauling in around $18.00 per hour.
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 $19.40 per hour. Security Policies and Procedures also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Training, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Only a sixth of workers at G4S Security Services enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in ten survey participants can take sick leave. A majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for approximately one-half. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and a subsidized cell phone.