An Entry-Level Security Guard earns an average wage of $10.52 per hour.

$15,122 - $98,601
$15K
$30K
$99K
MEDIAN: $29,628
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$8.77 - $14.61
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MEDIAN: $10.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$15,122 - $98,601  
   
Bonus
$98.81 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Commission
$600  
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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$18,315 - $35,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $14.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.19  
Overtime
$11.91 - $22.30  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.81 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$18,315 - $35,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,895

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Security Guard in Tampa:
"The company needs to do what they say they are going to do a."
Be sure the employer dose what they promise, as far as your getting around the job site while on your tour of duty.

Security Guard in Chicago:
"Follow up on job performance."
Keep track of pay rate on various accounts and length of contract at site.

Security Guard in Bridgeport:
"Negotiating raises."
I wished I had asked for a raise on a yearly basis...or at least irregularly, instead of never. I thought I was ahead of the rest in the beginning, and was satisfied. As the economy grew worse for the middle class over the last decades, I was worried they could find others desperate for a job, even though I knew I was better for the employer.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
11%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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