Mid-Career Security Guard Salary

An average Mid-Career Security Guard can expect to take home roughly $11.76 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by one in three. Mid-Career Security Guards who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Though the majority of Mid-Career Security Guards do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$15,319 - $97,475
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$30K
$97K
MEDIAN: $30,027
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$9.01 - $16.24
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MEDIAN: $11.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$15,319 - $97,475  
   
Bonus
$57.19 - $9,787  
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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$18,816 - $38,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $16.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.27  
Overtime
$12.95 - $24.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$57.19 - $9,787  
   
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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$18,816 - $38,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 610

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Mid-Career Security Guards fill the offices of leading firms Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Universal Protections Services, G4S Security Services, and Guardsmark, Llc. Mid-Career Security Guards seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at AlliedBarton, where the average salary comes to $30K. Mid-Career Security Guards can also look forward to large paychecks at G4S Security Services ($27K), Allied Barton Security Services Inc. ($26K), and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. ($25K).

Universal Protections Services, Guardsmark, Llc., and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $22K, $22K, and $25K.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 52%