Median pay for Mid-Career Security Guards is around $11.63 per hour. Geographic location 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 about one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just under one-half and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one-third. Men make up the vast majority of Mid-Career Security Guards (81 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$18,121 - $71,517
$18K
$30K
$72K
MEDIAN: $29,843
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.96 - $16.26
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$18,121 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$20.99 - $10,000  
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).
)
$18,763 - $38,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $16.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66  
Overtime
$12.73 - $23.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$20.99 - $10,000  
   
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).
)
$18,763 - $38,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 600

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Security Guard Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Security Guard


Many Mid-Career Security Guards can be found at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Universal Protections Services, G4S Security Services, and Guardsmark, Llc., firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at AlliedBarton — the median salary there is $28K. Other big spenders include Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Security Guards see paychecks nearing $25K, $25K, or $25K.

Also approaching the lower end are Universal Protections Services at $22K, Guardsmark, Llc. at $22K, and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. at $25K.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 51%
ADVERTISEMENT