Average Entry-Level Security Guard Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Security Guard in Australia is AU$22.11.
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Hourly Rate
AU$19 - AU$27
Total Pay
AU$39,258 - AU$59,365

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Job Description for Security Guard

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.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

An early career Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$22.39 based on 435 salaries. A mid-career Security Guard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.72 based on 176 salaries. An experienced Security Guard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.22 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Security Guard in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 2.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (1.4% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.8% less).

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