Security Guard Salaries

19,703 SalariesUpdated Jan 20, 2021

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$26,520 / yr
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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

$13/hr

Range: $8 - $23

317 salaries

$13/hr
$8$23

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $23

210 salaries

$12/hr
$8$23

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $21

177 salaries

$12/hr
$8$21

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $19

127 salaries

$11/hr
$9$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$13/hr

Range: $6 - $21

84 salaries

$13/hr
$6$21

Security Guard - Hourly

AlliedBarton

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $20

84 salaries

$12/hr
$8$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Universal Protection Service

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $17

71 salaries

$12/hr
$9$17

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Security Guard - Hourly

G4S

$13/hr

Range: $9 - $20

51 salaries

$13/hr
$9$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $17

50 salaries

$11/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S Secure Solutions

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $19

48 salaries

$13/hr
$10$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $18

45 salaries

$12/hr
$10$18

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: $10 - $14

29 salaries

$11/hr
$10$14

Security Guard - Hourly

SOS Security

$13/hr

Range: $9 - $17

28 salaries

$13/hr
$9$17

Security Guard - Hourly

Contemporary Services Corporation

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $16

25 salaries

$11/hr
$9$16

Security Guard - Hourly

Guardsmark

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $20

23 salaries

$13/hr
$10$20

Security Guard - Hourly

Universal Protection Service

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $14

22 salaries

$11/hr
$9$14

Security Guard - Hourly

Whelan Security

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $16

20 salaries

$11/hr
$9$16

Security Guard - Hourly

Signal 88 Security

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $13

19 salaries

$12/hr
$9$13

Security Guard - Hourly

Weiser Security

$10/hr

Range: $8 - $15

18 salaries

$10/hr
$8$15
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$14
hourly
An Unarmed Guard in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Security Guard in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$33,573
per year
A Security Guard in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $33,573 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50
hourly
An Unarmed Security Officer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Security Officer in the Tulsa, OK Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tulsa, OK Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$10
hourly
A Security Guard in the Tallahassee, FL Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Tallahassee, FL Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in the Sioux Falls, SD Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sioux Falls, SD Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Contract
$27
hourly
A Security Officer in the Winchester, VA Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Winchester, VA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private