£7.53
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Security Guard earns an average wage of £7.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£11,764 - £27,485
£12K
£17K
£27K
MEDIAN: £17,410
10%
50%
90%
£6.55 - £9.88
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.53
10%
50%
90%
£0£27K
Salary £11,764 - £27,485
Bonus £1.25 - £3,800
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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£13,434 - £22,200
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data £0£15
Hourly Rate £6.55 - £9.88
Overtime £6.50 - £15.77
Annual Data £0£22K
Bonus £1.25 - £3,800
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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£13,434 - £22,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 347

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

National Average: £15,943

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Key Stats for Security Guard

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
₤16,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%