The average hourly pay for a Security Guard in South Africa is R17.19.
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Job Description for Security Guard
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 s…Read more
Security Guard Tasks
- Guard and monitor premises to prevent theft, property destruction, violence or rules and safety violations.
- Perform fire prevention, safety and maintenance tasks and parking/traffic enforcement.
- Greet incoming guests and tenants, providing information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
- Respond to alarms and emergency situations.
- Make periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment.
Popular Employer Salaries for Security Guard
The top respondents for the job title Security Guard are from the companies Fidelity Security Services, G4S Security Services and Protea Coin Group. Reported salaries are highest at Fidelity Security Services where the average pay is R18.62. Protea Coin Group pays the lowest at around R16.10.
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Pay by Experience Level for Security Guard
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 R16.27 based on 41 salaries. An early career Security Guard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R16.81 based on 528 salaries. A mid-career Security Guard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R17.38 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Security Guard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R18.74 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R18.
Years of Experience
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