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Entry-Level Security Guard Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Security Guard earns an average wage of $10.13 per hour.
Entry-Level Security Guard Salary (?
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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$18,623 - $49,774
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,161
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Entry-Level Security Guard Salary (?
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$8.14 - $13.87
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,623 - $49,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $523  
Profit Sharing
$13.23 - $1,008  
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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$17,112 - $32,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $13.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $2.46  
Overtime
$10.63 - $21.23  
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 - $523  
   
Profit Sharing
$13.23 - $1,008  
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).
)
$17,112 - $32,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,519
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Common Health Benefits

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