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No, you cannot make $100,000 per year as a security guard. It is highly unlikely to earn over $100k because the average annual salary for a security guard is $30,409. Even security guards in higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $38,000 per year.
No, security guards do not make good money. The median hourly wage is only $14.27 an hour ($29,680 a year). The hourly wage for a security guard ranges from $10.17 ($21,159 a year) and to $24.19 ($50,319 a year).
The highest-paying security guard jobs include the chief information security officers, security architects, and risk managers. These jobs all utilize the skills of a security job at an advanced leadership level, which means they are also highly compensated.
The base qualification of a security guard is a high school diploma or its equivalent. Though it is quite rare, companies may prefer to hire security guards with a two- or even a four-year degree in criminal justice, police science, or another applicable field.