C$30,252
Avg. Salary
C$13.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$600

Profit Sharing

C$1,000

Commission

C$400

The average pay for a Security Guard is C$13.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Guard is C$30,252 per year.

$11
10%
$13
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$18
90%
MEDIAN $13
$17k
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$30k
50%
$57k
90%
MEDIAN $30,252
C$16,800 - C$57,312
C$17K
C$30K
C$57K
MEDIAN: C$30,252
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50%
90%
C$11.19 - C$17.89
C$11
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$13.17
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$57K
Salary C$16,800 - C$57,312
Bonus C$4.83 - C$4,137
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Commission C$400
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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C$23,199 - C$40,167
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$11.19 - C$17.89
Hourly Tips C$0.56
Overtime C$14.77 - C$28.37
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$4.83 - C$4,137
Commission C$400
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$23,199 - C$40,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,465

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 Pay By Employer

$0$34K

$22,585

$25,379

$23,831

$24,346

$21,272

$21,760

AlliedBarton
25 profiles
$21,699

$21,184

Securtias
16 profiles
$21,109

$24,925

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 C$26,000 based on 691 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 C$29,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 123 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 C$29,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

20%

-6%

-7%

-7%

-8%

National Average: C$27,888

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 Newmarket:
Pros: Easy to get time off and personalized schedule.
Cons: Have to pay for uniforms that they want back when you leave, non existent benefits or are extremely hard to use. No paid vacation, no employee loyalty, no paid training and union dues that automatically come out but offer absolutely no benefits.

Security Guard in Thunder Bay:
"Occurence Documentations."
Document all occurrence's into Evidence Tri Forms.

Security Guard in Ottawa:
"Shift Work."
Pros: Walking exercise, meeting people of all ages and backgrounds, of different nationalities and languages, being able to speak 3 languages at work and much more.
Cons: It is now harder to move up and change positions due to medium unemployment situation occurrences. Position cuts are a content stress factor. Hard to do overtime.

Security Guard in Ontario:
Pros: Not too stressful but often periods of boredom when there is nothing to do.
Cons: Long hours (12),Can't leave site and have to work holidays.

Security Guard in Toronto:
"Not too bad."
Pros: Self supervising job, no direct stress on the field from superiors. Not much work to do if you play your cards right, good for a student like me.
Cons: Pay, benefits, management, hours. The pay is never enough, most security guards have side jobs, such like me as a full time student. Most employees are not passionate about their job, the management uses us as tokens of liability instead of actually trying to make the site a better place. But you get what you pay for, the clients are cheap, the employees are poor, management is lazy and cheap, there will be no good outcome. High paying security jobs are very demanding, and even if you get to the top as a security guard, I would doubt you can feed a family without government aid. This is not a career, it is a job.

Security Guard in Newmarket:
Pros: Interacting with the public.
Cons: Hours, pay.

Security Guard in Montreal:
"Searching cars for bomb and the e.t.c.patrolling"
Pros: Job security
Cons: Fire

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
C$28,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 50%