Average Hourly Rate for G4S Security Services Employees

G4S Security Services offers employees an average of $12.92 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $19.71. Though your city and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at G4S Security Services, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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.

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