Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Security Guard make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$50,350 / yrTotal Pay
$31,169 / yrBase Pay
$19,182 / yrAdditional Pay

$50,350

 / yr
$26K$362K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Security Guard is $50,350 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,169 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,182 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What is the total pay trajectory for Security Officer?
$52,133 /yr
Security Officer
$61,575 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Security Guard?

Some related job titles are Security Manager Salaries with median pay of $70,700, Security Officer Salaries with median pay of $52,133, Security Officer/Security Guard Salaries with median pay of $52,380, Security Supervisor Salaries with median pay of $55,851.

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Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Security Guard - Hourly

$9

$30

$9 - $30 Range

Securitas
3.2

Securitas

Security Guard - Hourly

$8

$117

$8 - $117 Range

Securitas Security Services USA
2.8

Securitas Security Services USA

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $25

$9

$25

$9 - $25 Range

Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Security Guard - Hourly

$7

$23

$7 - $23 Range

U.S. Security Associates
2.8

U.S. Security Associates

Security Guard - Hourly

$10

$20

$10 - $20 Range

Securitas
3.2

Securitas

Security Guard - Hourly

$10

$21

$10 - $21 Range

G4S Secure Solutions
3.3

G4S Secure Solutions

Security Guard - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $24

$11

$24

$11 - $24 Range

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GardaWorld
3.5

GardaWorld

Security Guard - Hourly

$9

$30

$9 - $30 Range

G4S
3.3

G4S

Security Guard - Hourly

$10

$25

$10 - $25 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $22

$10

$22

$10 - $22 Range

Planned Companies
3.7

Planned Companies

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $20

$12

$20

$12 - $20 Range

Universal Protection Service
2.8

Universal Protection Service

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Securitas Security Services USA
2.8

Securitas Security Services USA

Security Guard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $19

$11

$19

$11 - $19 Range

Contemporary Services Corporation
3.9

Contemporary Services Corporation

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Weiser Security
2.8

Weiser Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $15

$9

$15

$9 - $15 Range

Green Mtn. Concert Services
4.0

Green Mtn. Concert Services

Security Guard - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $17

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

Signal 88 Security
3.1

Signal 88 Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

Advantage Solutions
3.6

Advantage Solutions

Security Guard - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Security Guard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

St. Moritz Security
3.2

St. Moritz Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Security Officer in United States of America

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$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with less than one year of experience

$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$20

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Guard with less than one year of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with more than 15 years of experience

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$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$500/hr

8 days ago by a Security Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Guard with 7 to 9 years of experience

$10

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Allied Universal Security Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Officer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Security Guard salaries

The national average salary for a Security Guard is $30,748 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Security Guard salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4031 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Security Guard employees.

The highest salary for a Security Guard in United States is $42,456 per year.

The lowest salary for a Security Guard in United States is $22,269 per year.

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