Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Security Guard is $12.80
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security Guards?
An entry-level Security Guard with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.29 based on 358 salaries. An early career Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.68 based on 1,981 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Security Guards Do?
Security guards provide low-level protection for companies and organizations which usually involves patrolling the premises, either by foot or in a company vehicle (of course, a valid driver’s license is required in order to drive company vehicles). Security guards patrol for suspicious or dangerous activity that might be detrimental to the safety of the facility or any people present. If a person at or in the facility is in violation of particular rules or policies, the guard must correct the …Read more