$63,871
Avg. Salary
$24.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,721

Bonus

$52.50

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bodyguard is $24.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Bodyguard is $63,871 per year.

$14.63
10%
$24.68
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$49.60
90%
MEDIAN $24.68
$40k
10%
$64k
50%
$120k
90%
MEDIAN $63,871
$40,214 - $119,930
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$120K
MEDIAN: $63,871
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$0$119K
Salary $40,214 - $119,930
Bonus $103 - $96,958
Profit Sharing $52.50
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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$31,929 - $114,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 79
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $14.63 - $49.60
Hourly Tips $1.88
Overtime $17.52 - $100
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $103 - $96,958
Profit Sharing $52.50
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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$31,929 - $114,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Bodyguard

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 bodyguards working for high-level government officials must also have security clearance.

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Bodyguard Tasks
  • 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.

Bodyguard Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bodyguard

Pay by Experience for a Bodyguard has a positive trend. An entry-level Bodyguard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bodyguard with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Bodyguard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 29 salaries. A Bodyguard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 15 salaries.

Bodyguard Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bodyguard?

Bodyguard in Pickerington:
"Well being a body guard is fun and I make lots money."
Pros: The thing I like about being a body guard is carrying a gun and making money.
Cons: Leaving my home id rather stay home all day.

Bodyguard in Makaha:
Pros: It's where I am from so I'm close to home.
Cons: A lot of people come around at night to sit in the garage.

Key Stats for Bodyguard

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Bodyguard Salaries

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 56%