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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a guard chief. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.37 an hour? That's $50,688 a year!

What Does a Guard Chief Do

There are certain skills that many guard chiefs have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed good judgment, patience and observation skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a guard chief, we found that a lot of resumes listed 24.8% of guard chiefs included search procedures, while 9.8% of resumes included combat, and 9.0% of resumes included coast guard. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the guard chief job title. But what industry to start with? Most guard chiefs actually find jobs in the government and finance industries.

How To Become a Guard Chief

If you're interested in becoming a guard chief, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 27.1% of guard chiefs have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 16.7% of guard chiefs have master's degrees. Even though some guard chiefs have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a guard chief. When we researched the most common majors for a guard chief, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on guard chief resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a guard chief. In fact, many guard chief jobs require experience in a role such as security guard. Meanwhile, many guard chiefs also have previous career experience in roles such as supervisor or patrolman.

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Average Salary$50,688

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Average Salary for a Guard Chief

Guard Chiefs in America make an average salary of $50,688 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $89,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $28,000 per year.
Average Salary
$50,688

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Walker Art Center
Walker Art Center
10/31/2019
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$62,61010/31/2019
$62,610

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Guard Chief Demographics

Gender

male

82.5 %

female

11.3 %

unknown

6.2 %

Ethnicity

White

71.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.6 %

Black or African American

10.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

German

33.3 %

French

33.3 %

Spanish

33.3 %
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Guard Chief Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

27.1 %

Associate

22.9 %

High School Diploma

18.8 %

Top Colleges for Guard Chiefs

1. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

2. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

3. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

4. University of Georgia

Athens, GA

In-State Tuition
$11,830
Enrollment
29,474

5. SUNY at Albany

Albany, NY

In-State Tuition
$10,011
Enrollment
13,434

6. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

7. Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

In-State Tuition
$37,170
Enrollment
2,374

8. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

In-State Tuition
$12,467
Enrollment
33,509

9. Florida International University

Miami, FL

In-State Tuition
$6,556
Enrollment
41,777

10. George Washington University, The

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$55,230
Enrollment
12,161
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Top Skills For a Guard Chief

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 24.8% of guard chiefs listed search procedures on their resume, but soft skills such as good judgment and patience are important as well.

  • Search Procedures, 22.5%
  • Emergency, 22.4%
  • Combat, 17.3%
  • Anti-Terrorism, 13.1%
  • Physical Security, 12.4%
  • Other Skills, 12.3%
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Top Guard Chief Employers

1. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
20+
2. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$43,971
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
9+
3. Doyon
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$40,816
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
3+
4. Coastal International Security
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$30,786
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
2+
5. SecTek
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$32,424
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
2+
6. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Guard Chiefs Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020