Nearing the top of the pay scale are Security Managers, Security Supervisors, Armed Security Officers, and Armed Security Guards; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $17.06 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $14.27, around $14.20, and $13.47, respectively. Near the bottom at G4S Security Services are Security Guards, pulling in an average of just $11.43.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.75 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N.Y. (around $14.75), San Jose, Calif. ($14.57), and Miami, Fla. (approximately $13.50) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Cincinnati, Ohio — at about $11.34, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, G4S Security Services pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is $14.60 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $13.16 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of G4S Security Services employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $12.61 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
BSIS Guard Card Certifications earn about $15.23 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, G4S Security Services pays those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) the most — $20.50.
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 approximately $18.25 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at G4S Security Services is Security Policies and Procedures; more than two-fifths of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Training, Customer Service, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Only a sixth of respondents receive paid vacation and sick leave. G4S Security Services sponsors a 401(k) program, and more than half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For a majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a little more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include 401(a), flexible hours, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.