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Bodyguard Salary

The average pay for a Bodyguard is $67,341 per year.

$41,371 - $145,437
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$150K
MEDIAN: $67,341
10%
50%
90%

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$14.32 - $51.06
(Median)
$14
$26
$51
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,371 - $145,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$40,235 - $112,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $51.06  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $166.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
   
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).
)
$40,235 - $112,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Bodyguard

Bodyguards, also known as "close protection officers," are responsible for protecting a person or persons (usually celebrities, important government officials, wealthy individuals, and others) from dangerous situations such as assassination, kidnapping, harassment, theft, and so on. Bodyguards also include Secret Service officers who protect the President and high-level government officials. Those in this position must be loyal, honest, trustworthy, and able to maintain confidentiality, and bodyguards working for high-level government officials must also have security clearance.

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Bodyguard Tasks

  • Provide crowd control.
  • Observe location and situations for potential dangers.
  • Ensure safety of client.
  • Ensure areas are kept secure and all personnel have been approved.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bodyguard

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

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Experience Affects Bodyguard Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 57%
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