£19,728
Avg. Salary
£7.69
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Security Officer/Guard is £7.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Security Officer/Guard is £19,728 per year.

10%
£6.66
10%
£7.69
50%
£10.15
90%
90%
MEDIAN £7.69
10%
£18k
10%
£20k
50%
£22k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £19,728
£17,667 - £22,311
£20K
MEDIAN: £19,728
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£6.66 - £10.15
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MEDIAN: £7.69
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£0£22K
Salary £19,728
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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£13,765 - £22,445
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data £0£12
Hourly Rate £6.66 - £10.15
Overtime £12.15
Annual Data £0£22K
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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£13,765 - £22,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Security Officer/Guard

A security guard is tasked with patrolling a specific area and performing a wide variety of security-related tasks within that area. Some of their regular tasks include maintaining the security and safety of individuals on a property, maintaining the security and safety of the premises to which the guard is assigned, responding to threatening situations such as bomb threats, and responding to medical emergencies and maintaining supervision of the site during the emergency. They also respond to fire alarms and intrusion alarms, facilitate the performance of duties of emergency specialists who show up during an incident, and fill out paperwork related to the incidents the security guard encounters.

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Security Officer/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 Officer/Guard

Pay by Experience for a Security Officer/Guard has a negative trend. An entry-level Security Officer/Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security Officer/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 9 salaries. An experienced Security Officer/Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 7 salaries. A Security Officer/Guard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤14,000 based on 5 salaries.

Security Officer/Guard Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Security Officer/Guard?

Security Officer/Guard in Edinburgh:
If you can find another job take it .

Security Officer/Guard in Birmingham:
"boss make job worse"
Pros: The people that I work with make it a joy to get up at 5AM every morning 6 days a week
Cons: no contract, late pay slips.

Key Stats for Security Officer/Guard

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Security Officer/Guard Salaries

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼2%

Late-Career
▼12%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 93%