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Armed Security Guard Salary (United States)

An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.22 per hour.
Armed Security Guard Salary (?
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$21,766 - $65,889
(Median)
22K
39K
52K
66K
MEDIAN: $39,374
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Armed Security Guard Salary (?
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$9.88 - $22.54
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,766 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$20,965 - $54,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $22.54  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $35.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
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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$20,965 - $54,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Charlotte
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$30,000
Orlando
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$30,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 47%