AU$52,317
Avg. Salary
AU$22.35
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Security Guard is AU$22.35 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Guard is AU$52,317 per year.

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AU$19.29
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AU$22.35
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AU$27.76
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MEDIAN AU$22.35
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AU$52k
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AU$69k
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MEDIAN AU$52,317
AU$34,987 - AU$69,278
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MEDIAN: AU$52,317
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MEDIAN: AU$22.35
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AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$34,987 - AU$69,278
Bonus AU$20,500
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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AU$39,936 - AU$60,778
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$19.29 - AU$27.76
Overtime AU$18.40 - AU$44.64
Annual Data AU$0AU$60K
Bonus AU$20,500
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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AU$39,936 - AU$60,778
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 656

Job Description for Security Guard

Security guards provide low-level protection for companies and organizations which usually involves patrolling the premises, either by foot or in a company vehicle (of course, a valid driver’s license is required in order to drive company vehicles). Security guards patrol for suspicious or dangerous activity that might be detrimental to the safety of the facility or any people present. If a person at or in the facility is in violation of particular rules or policies, the guard must correct the situation.

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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.

Security Guard Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

Pay by Experience for a Security Guard has a positive trend. An entry-level Security Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 560 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Guard with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 207 salaries. An experienced Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 131 salaries. A Security Guard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,722

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Security Guard Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Security Guard?

Security Guard in Lismore:
"Amazing."
Pros: How I can communicate with my bos wayney
Cons: Some places dont give acquired breaks

Security Guard in Melbourne:
"Crap Pay."
Pros: the People
Cons: The Pay is CRAP, no penalty rates or extra holidays for working weekends

Security Guard in Grafton:
"Rural area with drug problems."
Pros: Knowing the community and being a trusted person to go to
Cons: The pay

Security Guard in Brisbane:
"The only reason to be a security guard."
Use it to pay for an education and then get out!

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼4%

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%