An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.46 per hour.

$25,132 - $61,897
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$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.09 - $21.56
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MEDIAN: $13.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,132 - $61,897  
   
Bonus
$1,150  
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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$21,492 - $50,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.56  
   
Overtime
$14.11 - $30.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,150  
   
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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$21,492 - $50,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 356

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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

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

Key Stats for Armed Security Guard

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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