Entry-Level Security Guard Salary

An Entry-Level Security Guard earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour.

$18,836 - $49,073
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $28,705
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$8.41 - $14.06
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,836 - $49,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.57  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$17,784 - $32,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $14.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.86  
Overtime
$10.20 - $21.24  
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
$0.00 - $498.57  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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).
)
$17,784 - $32,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,891
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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.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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