Security Guard Salary

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The average yearly salary for Security Guard is $27,200. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Security Guard, you could expect a starting pay rate of $22,400 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $32,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Security Guard Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Security Guard Salary

$21,760 - $32,640

Starting Yearly Security Guard Salary

$17,920 - $26,880

Top Yearly Security Guard Salary

$25,600 - $38,400

Monthly Security Guard Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Security Guard Salary

$1,813 - $2,720

Starting Monthly Security Guard Salary

$1,493 - $2,240

Top Monthly Security Guard Salary

$2,133 - $3,200

Hourly Security Guard Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Security Guard Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Security Guard Salary

$8 - $12

Top Hourly Security Guard Salary

$11 - $17


Security Guard Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Security Guard age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Security Guard are male in the United States, and 51% of the Security Guard are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Security Guard


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