The average pay for a Bodyguard is $63,910 per year.
|Salary||$40,722 - $103,646|
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|$30,891 - $99,916|
|Hourly Rate||$11.88 - $39.82|
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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.Read More...
A high school diploma or equivalent (or equivalent work experience) is generally required for this position, and those with an associate’s or bachelor's degree may be preferred by some employers. Physical fitness is also important; in some positions, they may be required to pass mandatory training and security background checks. Some positions required bodyguards to have experience working with visual and audible alarm systems and other relevant electronic devices. Bodyguards are often required to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends, periodic overtime, and unscheduled shifts and public holidays depending on the employer. They usually work on foot, motorcycles, bicycles, horses, patrol cars, and so on. They may be required to carry weapons and train and coach new bodyguards, as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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.
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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.
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