Armed Security Guard Salary

An Armed Security Guard earns an average wage of $13.39 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$18,548 - $63,023
$19K
$39K
$63K
MEDIAN: $38,845
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.07 - $20.40
$10
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.32
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$63K
Salary $18,548 - $63,023
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $4,679
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).
)
$21,368 - $51,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $20.40
Overtime $13.77 - $30.15
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $4,679
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).
)
$21,368 - $51,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 303

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Job Description for Armed Security Guard

Armed security guards provide armed security for their employers, which may range from local stores to government buildings to events that will be highly populated. Armed guards also may be hired or contracted to patrol military installations.

Read More...

Armed Security Guard Tasks

  • Protect facilities or private individuals from harm.
  • May plan routes, pre-search buildings, and perform package inspections for individuals.
  • Prepare reports, logs, and call for assistance in the event of suspicious activity.

Armed Security Guard Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Armed Security Guard

Pay by Experience Level for Armed Security Guard

Pay by Experience for an Armed Security Guard has a positive trend. An entry-level Armed Security Guard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 231 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Armed 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 $29,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Armed Security Guard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 80 salaries. An Armed 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 $40,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,202

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Armed Security Guard Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Armed Security Guard?

Armed Security Guard in Beverly Hills:
"I love what I do but think we deserve more. We risk."
Pros: Protecting people from all this craziness. We risk our lives as an Armed and I think we should get at least $15 a hour starting plus benefits!!!
Cons: What I don't like about working as an Armed Guard is that we are so under paid. Should be at least $15 starting off....

Key Stats for Armed Security Guard

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Armed Security Guard Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 56%
ADVERTISEMENT