Entry-Level Security Guard Salary

An Entry-Level Security Guard earns an average wage of $10.56 per hour.

$14,694 - $122,680
$15K
$30K
$120K
MEDIAN: $30,115
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90%

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$8.84 - $14.91
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MEDIAN: $10.74
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$0$122K
Salary $14,694 - $122,680
Bonus $-0.49 - $9,729
Profit Sharing $105.00
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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$18,448 - $36,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 234
Hourly Data $0$493
Hourly Rate $8.84 - $14.91
Hourly Tips $0.63 - $493.16
Overtime $11.90 - $22.53
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $-0.49 - $9,729
Commission $600
Profit Sharing $105.00
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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$18,448 - $36,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,896

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

Security Guard in Vernon Hills:
"They were more open minded."
Be patient security can be very rewarding the number one problem is very high turnover very low pay guatds are very young training not very good if everyone is easy to get along with security can be a decent job with pay being low that is not always possible. |

Security Guard in Cleveland:
"No benefits."
Make this company a secondary job not first.

Security Guard in Uganda:
"I was so happy because I got the job."
I would like to tell them that to kep their job and be in time to report in the officeoffice in time and respect to your boss and others and be sure that you have to in the office were you support to no complain thank.

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.

Security Guard in West Palm Beach:
"Triaining and securing housing developement."
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Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 59%
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