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Security Guard Salaries

3,451 SalariesUpdated May 12, 2021

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$29,845 / yr
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How much does a Security Guard make?

The national average salary for a Security Guard is $29,845 in United States. Filter by location to see Security Guard salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,451 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Security Guard employees.

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Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$15/hr

Range: $9 - $29

433 salaries

$15/hr
$9$29

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$14/hr

Range: $8 - $26

271 salaries

$14/hr
$8$26

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $24

210 salaries

$12/hr
$8$24

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $19

128 salaries

$12/hr
$9$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$14/hr

Range: $6 - $21

111 salaries

$14/hr
$6$21

Security Guard - Hourly

AlliedBarton

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $21

84 salaries

$12/hr
$9$21

Security Guard - Hourly

Planned Companies

$12/hr

Range: $11 - $19

71 salaries

$12/hr
$11$19

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Security Guard - Hourly

Universal Protection Service

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $18

71 salaries

$12/hr
$9$18

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $21

63 salaries

$13/hr
$10$21

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S Secure Solutions

$14/hr

Range: $10 - $23

63 salaries

$14/hr
$10$23

Security Guard - Hourly

GardaWorld

$13/hr

Range: $8 - $20

57 salaries

$13/hr
$8$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $19

57 salaries

$13/hr
$10$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $17

50 salaries

$11/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Green Mtn. Concert Services

$16/hr

Range: $14 - $16

37 salaries

$16/hr
$14$16

Security Guard - Hourly

Advantage Solutions

$14/hr

Range: $14 - $17

34 salaries

$14/hr
$14$17

Security Guard - Hourly

AlliedBarton

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $15

33 salaries

$12/hr
$9$15

Security Guard - Hourly

Signal 88 Security

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $17

33 salaries

$12/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Weiser Security

$11/hr

Range: $8 - $14

30 salaries

$11/hr
$8$14

Security Guard - Hourly

Contemporary Services Corporation

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $17

29 salaries

$11/hr
$9$17

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $15

29 salaries

$11/hr
$10$15

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent security guard salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$14
hourly
A Security Officer in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
Seattle, WA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
An Assets Protection in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$39,523
per year
A Security Officer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $39,523 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$13
hourly
A Security Officer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $13 per hour
Additional Pay
$150 cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$10
hourly
A Secuirty Officer in the Greenville, NC Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Greenville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
A Protective Security Officer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private