When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.25 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; San Jose, Calif. (around $12.27), Rock Springs, Wyo. ($12.00), and Salinas, Calif. (approximately $10.37) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $9.50. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to $13.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $10.68 per hour. The largest fraction of Guardsmark, Llc. people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $11.13 per hour on average.
Security Supervisors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $12.49 per hour — though Security Guards, Security Officers, and Security Officers also do fairly well at $10.86, approximately $10.75, and $10.44, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Member of the Military certainly has its perks — salaries approach $12.64 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Guardsmark, Llc. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at around $11.88 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Security Risk Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $15.13 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Security Policies and Procedures, Training, and Scheduling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, the larger part of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of employees, and for more than a third of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes supplemental maternity leave, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.