Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Armed Security Guard is $15.10
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Armed Security Guards?
An entry-level Armed Security Guard with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.49 based on 38 salaries. An early career Armed Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.69 based on 193 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Armed Security Guards Do?
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.
Companies hiring armed security guards vary in their requirements but almost all of those hiring require applicants to be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, have their own transportation, pass a drug screen and have a …Read more
- 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.