Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Security Guard make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$51,106 / yrTotal Pay
$31,255 / yrBase Pay
$19,851 / yrAdditional Pay

$51,106

 / yr
$26K$356K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Security Guard is $51,106 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,255 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 $19,851 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Security Officer

$52,943 /yr
Security Officer
$62,957 /yr
Senior Security Officer
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Related Job Titles

For Security Guard

Some related job titles are Security Manager Salaries with median pay of $71,363, Security Officer Salaries with median pay of $52,943, Security Officer/Security Guard Salaries with median pay of $53,147, Security Supervisor Salaries with median pay of $56,565.

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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

$16

 /hr
Range: $8 - $119

$8

$119

$8 - $119 Range

Securitas Security Services USA
2.8

Securitas Security Services USA

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $8 - $30

$8

$30

$8 - $30 Range

Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Security Guard - Hourly

$6

$24

$6 - $24 Range

U.S. Security Associates
2.8

U.S. Security Associates

Security Guard - Hourly

$10

$21

$10 - $21 Range

Securitas
3.2

Securitas

Security Guard - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $21

$10

$21

$10 - $21 Range

GardaWorld
3.4

GardaWorld

Security Guard - Hourly

$9

$31

$9 - $31 Range

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G4S Secure Solutions
3.4

G4S Secure Solutions

Security Guard - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $25

$11

$25

$11 - $25 Range

G4S
3.3

G4S

Security Guard - Hourly

$10

$25

$10 - $25 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $23

$10

$23

$10 - $23 Range

Planned Companies
4.0

Planned Companies

Security Guard - Hourly

$14

 /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

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Weiser Security
2.9

Weiser Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 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
3.2

Signal 88 Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $18

$11

$18

$11 - $18 Range

Arrow Security
3.0

Arrow Security

Security Guard - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $11 - $19

$11

$19

$11 - $19 Range

Advantage Solutions
3.6

Advantage Solutions

Security Guard - Hourly

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

AlliedBarton
2.9

AlliedBarton

Security Guard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

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

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$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Security Guard 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

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

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$10

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Asset Protection with 1 to 3 years of experience

$48,300

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Master Transportation Security Officer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a United States Coast Guard with 7 to 9 years of experience

$31

/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 Officer with 4 to 6 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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