Average Security Officer Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Security Officer in Canada is C$15.07.
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Hourly Rate
C$12 - C$22
C$99 - C$6,082
Total Pay
C$24,538 - C$52,961

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Job Description for Security Officer

Security Officer 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.

Job Satisfaction for Security Officer

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Security Officer are from the companies Paladin Security Group Ltd., GardaWorld and Securitas Canada. Reported salaries are highest at G4S Security Services where the average pay is C$19.77. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Securitas Canada and GardaWorld, earning around C$17.00 and C$16.94, respectively. Paladin Security Group Ltd. pays the lowest at around C$12.91. The Corps of Commissionaires and G4s Security Services (canada) Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$14.00 and C$14.47, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security Officer

An entry-level Security Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$13.57 based on 23 salaries. An early career Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.53 based on 261 salaries. A mid-career Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.68 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.60 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$19.
Employees with Security Officer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (7.4% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (13.5% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.2% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (4.0% less).

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