Security Guard Salaries in United States

19,703 SalariesUpdated Feb 27, 2021

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$26,520 / yr
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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

$14/hr

Range: $8 - $24

348 salaries

$14/hr
$8$24

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas Security Services USA

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $23

210 salaries

$12/hr
$8$23

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$13/hr

Range: $8 - $21

199 salaries

$13/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

96 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 Secure Solutions

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $22

55 salaries

$13/hr
$10$22

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S

$13/hr

Range: $9 - $20

53 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

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $10 - $18

46 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

26 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

Weiser Security

$11/hr

Range: $8 - $15

21 salaries

$11/hr
$8$15

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: $10 - $13

19 salaries

$12/hr
$10$13
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Recent Salary Reports

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$15
hourly
A Security Officer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
An Unarmed Security Officer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$13
hourly
A Security Officer in the Wabash, IN Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Wabash, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$39,000
per year
A TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $39,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$45,000
per year
A Security Guard in the Santa Cruz, CA Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Santa Cruz, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
An Unarmed Security Guard in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Security Officer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$26,609
per year
A Security Officer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $26,609 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$41,672
per year
A Transportation Security Officer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $41,672 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government