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Armed Security Guard Salary

An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.35 per hour.

$20,570 - $65,000
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,593
10%
50%
90%

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$9.99 - $22.54
(Median)
$10
$13
$23
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,570 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $650  
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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$21,052 - $54,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $22.54  
   
Overtime
$12.25 - $34.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $650  
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).
)
$21,052 - $54,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Armed Security Guard

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 45%