Average Security Guard Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Security Guard in Canada is C$13.71.
MEDIAN C$13.71
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Hourly Rate
C$11 - C$18
C$5 - C$4,096
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$650
Total Pay
C$23,631 - C$40,387

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Security Guard are from the companies Paladin Security Group Ltd., GardaWorld and Securitas Canada. Reported salaries are highest at Garda where the average pay is C$15.79. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Corps of Commissionaires and Paladin Security Group Ltd., earning around C$14.91 and C$14.52, respectively. Securitas Canada pays the lowest at around C$12.61. Paragon and GardaWorld also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$13.56 and C$13.61, respectively.

Career Paths

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard

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 C$12.76 based on 165 salaries. An early career Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.52 based on 798 salaries. A mid-career Security Guard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.43 based on 260 salaries. An experienced Security Guard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.40 based on 182 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$14.
Employees with Security Guard in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (6.3% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (4.6% less) and Toronto, Ontario (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

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