Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Bodyguard is $67,563
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bodyguards?
An early career Bodyguard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,717 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Bodyguard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,415 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Bodyguard with 10-19 years …Read more
What Do Bodyguards Do?
Bodyguards, also known as "close protection officers," are responsible for protecting a person or persons (usually celebrities, important government officials, wealthy individuals, and others) from dangerous situations such as assassination, kidnapping, harassment, theft, and so on. Bodyguards also include Secret Service officers who protect the President and high-level government officials. Those in this position must be loyal, honest, trustworthy, and able to maintain confidentiality, and …Read more
- Ensure safety of client.
- Ensure areas are kept secure and all personnel have been approved.
- Provide crowd control.
- Observe location and situations for potential dangers.