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Guard Captain Salary

$78,799 (USD)

Average Salary

$38/hr

Average Hourly

$3,065

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Guard Captain is $78,799 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Guard Captain is between $56,034 and $97,479. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of guard force of establishment, such as industrial plant, department store, or museum.
  • Assigns personnel to posts or patrol, according to size and nature of establishment and protection requirements.
  • Interprets security rules and directs subordinates in enforcing compliance, such as issuance of security badges, photographing of employees, and safekeeping of forbidden articles carried by visitors.
  • Responds to calls from subordinates to direct activities during fires, storms, riots, or other emergencies.
  • Inspects or directs inspection of premises to test alarm systems, detect safety hazards, and to ensure that safety rules are posted and enforced.
  • Examines fire extinguishers and other safety equipment for serviceability.
  • Reports irregularities and hazards to appropriate personnel.
  • Cooperates with police, fire, and civil defense authorities in problems affecting establishment.
  • May select and train subordinates in protective procedures, first aid, fire safety, and other duties.
  • May be designated according to rank or according to establishment served.
Guard Captain Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other

Job family population: 74,430

Estimated population of Guard Captain jobs: 14,439

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$91,350
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City...

Guard Captain Job Listings for United States

Sales Professional
Jul 15
Salisbury, MA, USA
Hudson's Outboard Inc
The Sales Professional we are looking for will: • Have passion for the boating industry. • Be able to operate a boat; do demos on the water. • US Coast Guard Captain License Certificate or ...
Relief Captain or Mate for Offshore Tow Boat
Jul 11
Lockport, LA, USA
Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
The Captain must also strive to see that company policy, rules, and regulations are followed. ... Valid U.S. Coast Guard license, Master or Mate of Towing Near Coastal (Minimum) or Oceans ...
Captain
May 9
Portland, ME, USA
American Cruise Lines
This position is ideal for experienced/retired Naval or Coast Guard officers with command ... Captains and Mates are placed in a realistic scenarios to examine decision making practices and ...
Captain
May 9
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
American Cruise Lines
This position is ideal for experienced/retired Naval or Coast Guard officers with command ... Captains and Mates are placed in a realistic scenarios to examine decision making practices and ...
Captain
May 9
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
American Cruise Lines
This position is ideal for experienced/retired Naval or Coast Guard officers with command ... Captains and Mates are placed in a realistic scenarios to examine decision making practices and ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Guard Captain is $78,799 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Guard Captain is between $56,034 and $97,479. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Guard Captain Job Listings for United States

Sales Professional
Jul 15
Salisbury, MA, USA
Hudson's Outboard Inc
The Sales Professional we are looking for will: • Have passion for the boating industry. • Be able to operate a boat; do demos on the water. • US Coast Guard Captain License Certificate or ...
Relief Captain or Mate for Offshore Tow Boat
Jul 11
Lockport, LA, USA
Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
The Captain must also strive to see that company policy, rules, and regulations are followed. ... Valid U.S. Coast Guard license, Master or Mate of Towing Near Coastal (Minimum) or Oceans ...
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