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Average Security Guard Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for a Security Guard in Australia is AU$23.14.
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Hourly Rate
AU$20 - AU$28
AU$2 - AU$38,783
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AU$0 - AU$4,500
Total Pay
AU$41,676 - AU$61,663
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What Do Security Guards Do?

Security Guard Tasks
  • Guard and monitor premises to prevent theft, property destruction, violence or rules and safety violations.
  • Perform fire prevention, safety and maintenance tasks and parking/traffic enforcement.
  • Greet incoming guests and tenants, providing information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
  • Respond to alarms and emergency situations.
  • Make periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment.

Popular Employer Salaries for Security Guard

The top respondents for the job title Security Guard are from the companies Wilson Security, The Wilson Group and G4S Security Services. Reported salaries are highest at Wilson Security where the average pay is AU$22.05. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Infront, earning around AU$21.65. The Wilson Group pays the lowest at around AU$20.79. G4S Security Services also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$21.31.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Guards?

An entry-level Security Guard with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$22.94 based on 54 salaries. An early career Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.10 based on 370 salaries. A mid-career Security Guard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.25 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Security Guard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.19 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$23.
Employees with Security Guard in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (3.2% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (10.2% less), Melbourne, Victoria (1.6% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

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