Armed Security Guard Salary

An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.39 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$20,000 - $65,649
$20K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,436
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50%
90%

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$10.04 - $21.31
$10
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,000 - $65,649  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,343 - $49,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $21.31  
   
Overtime
$13.71 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,343 - $49,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349

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Job Description for Armed Security Guard

Armed security guards provide armed security for their employers, which may range from local stores to government buildings to events that will be highly populated. Armed guards also may be hired or contracted to patrol military installations.

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Armed Security Guard Tasks

  • Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.
  • May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
  • Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.

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Pay by Experience Level for Armed Security Guard

Pay by Experience for an Armed Security Guard has a positive trend. An entry-level Armed Security Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 231 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Armed Security Guard with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Armed Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 80 salaries. An Armed Security Guard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,237

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Key Stats for Armed Security Guard

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 54%