The average pay for a Bodyguard is $64,470 per year.

$43,813 - $106,654
$44K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,469
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$14.73 - $49.53
$15
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,813 - $106,654  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$52.50  
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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$34,542 - $105,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $49.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$17.11 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$52.50  
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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$34,542 - $105,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Bodyguard

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

Key Stats for Bodyguard

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Bodyguard Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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