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Security Guard Salary
in Charleston, South Carolina

$33,563 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$420

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Security Guard is $33,563 a year and $16 an hour in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Security Guard is between $25,437 and $40,256. 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 Charleston, South Carolina.

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Job Summary

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 Charleston, South Carolina, 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:
$38,908
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Charleston, South Carolina

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Description: Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 136,208 in 2018. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 787...

Security Guard Job Listings for Charleston, South Carolina

Security Guard - Bouncer
Jul 18
Folly Beach, SC, USA
Wiki Wiki Sandbar
We are seeking a Security Guard to become an integral part of our team. The selected individual will patrol and secure assigned premises as well as identify risks to staff and patrons.
Private Security Guard
May 1
Charleston, SC, USA
South Carolina Professional Group
A security guard in Charleston, South Carolina patrols and monitors buildings and other areas to prevent or stop incidents, such as theft or violence. Security guards are responsible to answer alarms ...
Armed SLED Security Officer
Jul 11
Charleston, SC, USA
Servexo
As a Security Guard, you will protect facilities, personnel, and equipment. If you are looking for a career in security, Servexo is where you want to be! Location: North Charleston, SC. Job Type ...
Unarmed Security Guard
Jun 3
Harbor Island, SC, USA
Norred & Associates, Inc.
Unarmed Security Guard-Harbor Island, SC Shifts Available: All (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) $10.00/hr Weekly Pay ***Must be 21 to be eligible for SLED License (SC Security License) *** Norred is the future that ...
Unarmed Security Guard
May 29
Seabrook Island, SC, USA
Norred & Associates, Inc.
Unarmed Security Guard-Seabrook Island, SC Shifts Available: All Shifts Available $12.00/hr Weekly Pay! Pay rate increases to $12.75/hr after 60 days!!! ***Must be able to obtain SC Guard Card*** Why ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Security Guard is $33,563 a year and $16 an hour in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Security Guard is between $25,437 and $40,256. 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 Charleston, South Carolina.

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Security Guard Job Listings for Charleston, South Carolina

Security Guard - Bouncer
Jul 18
Folly Beach, SC, USA
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We are seeking a Security Guard to become an integral part of our team. The selected individual will patrol and secure assigned premises as well as identify risks to staff and patrons.
Private Security Guard
May 1
Charleston, SC, USA
South Carolina Professional Group
A security guard in Charleston, South Carolina patrols and monitors buildings and other areas to prevent or stop incidents, such as theft or violence. Security guards are responsible to answer alarms ...
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