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Entry-Level Security Guard Salary

An Entry-Level Security Guard earns an average wage of $10.14 per hour.
$18,700 - $50,454
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,006
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$8.16 - $13.94
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,700 - $50,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
Profit Sharing
$13.23 - $1,081  
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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$17,126 - $32,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $13.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $1.43  
Overtime
$10.30 - $21.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $516  
   
Profit Sharing
$13.23 - $1,081  
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).
)
$17,126 - $32,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,507
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Security Guard Advice

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 56%