When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.25 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; San Jose, Calif. ($12.42), Rock Springs, Wyo. (around $12.00), and Salinas, Calif. ($10.37) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is near the bottom for pay at about $9.50. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Michigan; pay there average to approximately $11.00 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Security Supervisors — their earnings average $12.75 per hour. Security Guards are a close second at around $10.86 along with Security Officers ($10.49) and Security Officers (about $9.95).
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $10.57 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Guardsmark, Llc. workforce (57 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $11.04 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Automated External Defibrillator Specialists receive bigger paychecks (about $12.03 per hour) than those without credentials. Guardsmark, Llc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $11.88 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Security Risk Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $15.13 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Guardsmark, Llc. workforce; a strong majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Security Policies and Procedures, Training, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For the larger part of employees, benefits include health insurance, and one-third of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include supplemental maternity leave, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.