An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.54 per hour.

$20,146 - $63,346
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$63K
MEDIAN: $38,364
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90%

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$10.07 - $22.02
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,146 - $63,346  
   
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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$21,307 - $50,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $22.02  
   
Overtime
$12.18 - $32.52  
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).
)
$21,307 - $50,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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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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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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