Armed Guard

Armed Guard Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$33,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Paragon Systems
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does an armed guard make?
Armed Guards in America make, on average, $33,136 a year or $15.93 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $51,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Armed Guards are Construction companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Armed Guard salaries are District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for an Armed Guard is 2.2 years.
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Security
$31,584

Average Armed Guard Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Armed Guard in the USA is $33,136 annually or $15.93 hourly. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Armed Guards at 68,497. Even as an entry-level Armed Guard, you will make $34,000 per year in Washington, DC. Some of the states with the best Armed Guard salaries are District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Hampshire. New Mexico, Michigan, Iowa, Montana, and Oregon are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$68,497
2
Baltimore, MD
$55,115
3
New York, NY
$54,867
4
Camden, NJ
$51,384
5
Saint Louis, MO
$50,297

Average Armed Guard Salary By Company

If you are an Armed Guard, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Armed Guards are Construction companies and Professional companies. Armed Guards at Paragon Systems and Constellis report the highest salaries. Companies like Champion and Academi also pay high salaries to their Armed Guards.

Average Armed Guard Pay By Industry

Wages for Armed Guards can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Non Profits companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Armed Guards. Salaries for Armed Guards in Retail companies average $39,421 annually, while Non Profits companies and Professional companies pay $37,168 and $32,756, respectively. The average salary for Armed Guards in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $30,351.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$39,421
2
Non Profits
$37,168
3
Professional
$32,756
4
Finance
$32,198
5
Technology
$30,351

Recently Added Armed Guard Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
01/30/2020
$37,566
01/24/2020
$31,305
01/18/2020
$41,740
01/13/2020
$24,001
01/11/2020
$28,175
01/11/2020
$31,305
01/07/2020
$29,218
01/07/2020
$22,957
12/29/2019
$29,218
Constellis
Armed Guard
12/20/2019
$62,610
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