The average pay for a Security Guard in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$22.95 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s wage.

AU$34,759 - AU$62,510
AU$35K
AU$50K
AU$63K
MEDIAN: AU$50,015
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50%
90%
AU$18.45 - AU$28.49
AU$18
AU$22
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$21.88
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$34,759 - AU$62,510
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$38,481 - AU$61,065
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$18.45 - AU$28.49
Overtime AU$39.21
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
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$38,481 - AU$61,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 113

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

Pay by Experience for a Security Guard has a neutral 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 91 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$47,000 based on 39 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$46,000 based on 18 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$46,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%