Armed Security Guard Salary (United States)

An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.36 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Armed Security Guard Total Pay (?
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$22,936 - $74,190
(Median)
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36K
51K
74K
MEDIAN: $36,174
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Armed Security Guard Total Pay (?
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$9.28 - $22.20
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,936 - $74,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$19,787 - $54,066  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $22.20  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$19,787 - $54,066  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 81%
National Average
$30,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
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Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 49%
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