Average Mid-Career Security Guards make around $11.70 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Mid-Career Security Guards (82 percent) survey respondents are men. While some workers in this profession — half — do not have any health coverage, slightly less than one-half do receive medical benefits and close to a third have dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Mid-Career Security Guards — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,246 - $96,715
$18K
$30K
$97K
MEDIAN: $30,167
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$8.97 - $16.07
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MEDIAN: $11.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$18,246 - $96,715  
   
Bonus
$38.49 - $8,500  
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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$18,793 - $38,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $16.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.59  
Overtime
$12.92 - $24.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$38.49 - $8,500  
   
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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$18,793 - $38,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 634

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Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, Universal Protections Services, and Guardsmark, Llc. are top-notch employers for Mid-Career Security Guards in this area. Those at AlliedBarton can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $30K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Allied Barton Security Services Inc., G4S Security Services, and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc., where Mid-Career Security Guards typically earn around $26K, $26K, or $25K, respectively.

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
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
080
5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

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