Security Guard Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Wells Fargo
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a security guard make?
Security Guards in America make, on average, $30,692 a year or $14.76 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $41,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Maryland, Washington, South Dakota, Alaska, and Montana are some of the states with the best Security Guard salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Security Guard is 2.0 years.

Average Security Guard Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Security Guard in the USA is $30,692 annually or $14.76 hourly. Working in Baltimore, MD as a Security Guard will pay you the highest wages at around $43,673 per year. The Baltimore, MD average entry-level salary for Security Guards is $27,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Security Guard salaries are Maryland, Washington, South Dakota, Alaska, and Montana. Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky have the lowest Security Guard salaries.

Map of Security Guard Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Security Guards earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Security Guard Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Security Guard makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Security Guards are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Wells Fargo and Dallas Independent School District are the best paying companies for Security Guards. In addition, companies like The Camp Recovery Center and Associated Banc report highly competitive salaries for Security Guards.

Average Security Guard Pay By Industry

Security Guard salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Professional companies, and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest salaries for Security Guards. Manufacturing companies pay their Security Guards the highest wages, averaging $33,234 per year. Professional companies and Non Profits companies pay well too, at $32,853 and $31,508, respectively. The types of companies that pay Security Guards the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $29,131.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$33,234
$33k
Professional
Professional
$32,853
$33k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$31,508
$32k
Finance
Finance
$30,870
$31k
Technology
Technology
$30,262
$30k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$29,131
$29k

Security Guard Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Security Guard Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Security Guard can range from $22,911 to $37,495 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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