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Security Guard Salary

$36,398 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$455

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Security Guard is $36,398 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Security Guard is between $27,586 and $43,656. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Security Guard. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.
  • Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of industrial plant or commercial establishment, docks, or work site.
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure.
  • Preserves order and enforces security regulations.
  • Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and apprehends or expels culprits.
  • Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred.
  • Watches for and reports conditions that could result in injury or loss due to fire hazards, leaking pipes, spills, faulty equipment, etc.
  • Checks personnel for proper identification and clearance.
  • Permits authorized people to enter property.
  • Checks incoming and outgoing packages.
  • Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of company property.
Security Guard Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Security Guards

Job family population: 1,114,380

Estimated population of Security Guard jobs: 84,024

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$42,195
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply 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), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Security Guard Job Listings for United States

Unarmed Security Guard
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Blackstone Consulting Inc
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Security Guard
Dec 10
Miami, FL, USA
Kent Security Services Inc
Security Guard SAVE TIME BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION: WWW.KENTSERVICES.COM/CAREERS APPLY IN PERSON 14600 BISCAYNE BLVD. NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 33181 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1.High School diploma or ...
FT Dispatch Security Guard
Dec 10
Hopkins, MN, USA
American Security and Investigations, LLC
FT Dispatch Security Guard Candidates need to have the ability to work in teams as well as independently. These positions require customer service oriented professionals. Our officers are in highly ...
Office Building Unarmed Security Guard in Mason
Dec 9
Mason, OH, USA
MS Services
We have a NEW Full-Time Security Guard Position Available in Mason!! Are you looking for a Security Guard position in Mason Ohio? We are currently looking to hire for a part-time position. Please ...
Part-Time Event Security Guard/Officer
Dec 9
Milton, Vermont, USA
Green Mtn. Concert Services
Part-Time Security Guard For two decades Green Mtn. Concert Services, Inc. (GMCS) has specialized in providing unarmed, onsite security solutions to high-profile special events, educational ...

The average pay for a Security Guard is $36,398 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Security Guard is between $27,586 and $43,656. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Security Guard. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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