Security Guard Salaries in United States

19,703 SalariesUpdated Aug 6, 2020

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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: $9 - $22

208 salaries

$13/hr
$9$22

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 - $19

122 salaries

$11/hr
$9$19

Security Guard - Hourly

Securitas

$12/hr

Range: $8 - $21

121 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: $10 - $17

50 salaries

$11/hr
$10$17

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Security Guard - Hourly

Allied Universal

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $20

46 salaries

$12/hr
$9$20

Security Guard - Hourly

G4S

$13/hr

Range: $9 - $20

40 salaries

$13/hr
$9$20

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

Securitas

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $17

29 salaries

$11/hr
$10$17

Security Guard - Hourly

U.S. Security Associates

$11/hr

Range: $10 - $15

29 salaries

$11/hr
$10$15

Security Guard - Hourly

SOS Security

$13/hr

Range: $10 - $17

27 salaries

$13/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 - $20

19 salaries

$12/hr
$10$20

Security Guard

Allied Universal

$28,153/yr

Range: $18K - $49K

18 salaries

$28,153/yr
$18K$49K

Security Guard - Hourly

Whelan Security

$11/hr

Range: $9 - $15

18 salaries

$11/hr
$9$15

Security Guard - Hourly

Signal 88 Security

$12/hr

Range: $9 - $13

17 salaries

$12/hr
$9$13
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Recent Salary Reports

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$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
An Unarmed Security Officer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$42,000
per year
A Security Officer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $42,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Security Officer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Security Guard in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Austin, TX Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$19
hourly
A Security Officer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$11
hourly
A Security Guard in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Security Officer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$19
hourly
A Security Officer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private