Security Guard Salaries

19,703 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$26,520 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$893
Range$222 - $4,551

How much does a Security Guard make?

The national average salary for a Security Guard is $26,520 in United States. Filter by location to see Security Guard salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 19,703 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Security Guard employees.

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Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $19

199 salaries

$12/hr
$9$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$11/hr

Range: $8 - $23

197 salaries

$11/hr
$8$23

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $18

120 salaries

$11/hr
$9$18

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $21

116 salaries

$12/hr
$8$21

Security Guard - Hourly

AlliedBarton

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $20

77 salaries

$12/hr
$9$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Universal Protection Service

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $17

70 salaries

$12/hr
$9$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $17

50 salaries

$11/hr
$9$17

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Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$12/hr

Range: $7 - $20

45 salaries

$12/hr
$7$20

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $19

40 salaries

$12/hr
$9$19

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S Secure Solutions

$13/hr

Range: $11 - $15

34 salaries

$13/hr
$11$15

Security Guard - Hourly

AlliedBarton

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $14

33 salaries

$11/hr
$9$14

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $15

29 salaries

$11/hr
$9$15

Security Guard - Hourly

SOS Security

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $17

27 salaries

$13/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $17

27 salaries

$12/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Universal Protection Service

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $14

22 salaries

$11/hr
$9$14

Security Guard - Hourly

Contemporary Services Corporation

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $16

21 salaries

$11/hr
$9$16

Security Guard - Hourly

Guardsmark

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $19

19 salaries

$12/hr
$10$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Whelan Security

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $15

18 salaries

$11/hr
$9$15

Security Guard - Hourly

FJC Security

$14/hr

Range: $10 - $20

16 salaries

$14/hr
$10$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Command Security

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $18

16 salaries

$13/hr
$10$18
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Recent Salary Reports

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$60,000
per year
A Consumer Safety Officer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$32,000
per year
A Professional Security Officer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $32,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1 cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$31
hourly
A Securitas Security Guard in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $31 per hour
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Security Guard in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Security Officer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$9
hourly
A Security Officer in the Dayton, OH Area area reported making $9 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dayton, OH Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Security Officer in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Contract
$51,000
per year
A Security Officer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $51,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private