£17,714
Avg. Salary
£7.84
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Security Guard is £7.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Guard is £17,714 per year.

10%
£6.84
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£7.84
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£10.01
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MEDIAN £7.84
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£12k
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£18k
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£26k
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MEDIAN £17,714
£12,027 - £26,092
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MEDIAN: £17,714
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£0£26K
Salary £12,027 - £26,092
Bonus £49.83 - £1,605
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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£14,016 - £22,474
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data £0£17
Hourly Rate £6.84 - £10.01
Overtime £7.63 - £17.37
Annual Data £0£22K
Bonus £49.83 - £1,605
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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£14,016 - £22,474
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 351

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 positive trend. An entry-level Security Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 174 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 ₤16,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 43 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 ₤19,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

National Average: £16,598

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 Newport:
"Great place to get around."
Pros: People are friendly
Cons: Lot drugs and alcohol are around

Security Guard in Milton Keynes:
"It's ok."
Pros: I live there
Cons: It's boring

Security Guard:
Management crap.been very poor many issues that has happened at kimbolton school.since I started.paid poor for a security guard.out in all weather.office cold .no praise what ever I do.rain and shine.

Security Guard in Bedford:
"Managers."
Lots of bad managers within the FM group.

Security Guard in Bournemouth:
"Find best pay u can because it ain't going up."
If u get into the job you will be lucky to every see u wage increase and it never as good as people say there are few benefit u get treated like dirt and they expect the world of u sadly this is the truth about working security in Britain and no your be lucky to have a social life at all with it.

Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
₤17,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%