Mid-Career Security Guard Salary

For Mid-Career Security Guards, hourly average wages total $11.86 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Mid-Career Security Guards who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Mid-Career Security Guards — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, slightly less than half report medical coverage and nearly one in three claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,039 - $103,926
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$31K
$100K
MEDIAN: $30,542
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$9.07 - $16.24
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MEDIAN: $11.86
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$0$103K
Salary $15,039 - $103,926
Bonus $28.00 - $12,500
Profit Sharing $5,750
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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$18,948 - $39,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.07 - $16.24
Hourly Tips $3.27
Overtime $13.07 - $25.72
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $28.00 - $12,500
Profit Sharing $5,750
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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$18,948 - $39,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 626

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Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., Universal Protections Services, G4S Security Services, and Guardsmark, Llc. are all popular places to work. AlliedBarton offers the largest salaries in town — $30K on average. Other big spenders include G4S Security Services, Allied Barton Security Services Inc., and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., top-paying firms where Mid-Career Security Guards see paychecks nearing $27K, $26K, or $25K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Universal Protections Services ($22K), Guardsmark, Llc. ($22K), and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. ($25K).

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
5-9 years
82%
10-19 years
18%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 51%
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