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Security Guard Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,283 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Security Guard is $38,283 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Security Guard is between $29,014 and $45,917. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Security Guards

Job family population: 1,105,440

Estimated population of Security Guard jobs: 83,350

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Security Guard Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Security Guard
Jun 11
Aurora, IL, USA
Northern Illinois Academy
The Security Guard has the primary responsibility of monitoring the building's main entrance/exit, greeting visitors and assisting with keeping our residents safe. Essential Job Duties * Monitor and ...
Commercial Security Guard (3rd Shift-12:30pm-8:30pm)
Mar 29
Chicago, IL, USA
SOS Security
Description: SOS Security is looking for dedicated unarmed Security Officers to fill open positions in the commercial office building setting, specifically in downtown Chicago. * Must have an ...
Security Guard- Part Time, Nights
Apr 22
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Windsor Park
Security Guard -Part time, Nights * We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us! We are Inspired to Serve! Come join us! Windsor Park, part of a nationwide family of Continuing Care Retirement Communities, is ...
Classroom Security Guard
May 2
Waukegan, IL, USA
The Menta Group Special Education Services
Classroom Security Staffmember 621 Belvidere St. Waukegan, IL. 60085 Hours: 8-3:30 M-F, Following a School Calendar * High-School Diploma or GED Required for the position * Entry-Level security ...
Full-Time and Part-Time Security - Chicago
Apr 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Black Knight Security
Text "Security Jobs" to 97211 OPEN SHIFTS / Pay $12.50 - $13.50 per hour Sat/Sun 7 am - 3 pm M-Th 330 - 9 pm Bilingual Spanish/English Guard Wed - Sat 3 - 11 pm Thorndale Beach Sun - Th 3 -11 pm ...
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