SECURITY GUARD SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$19,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hospital
Highest Paying City
Billings, MT
Highest Paying State
Montana
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a security guard make?
Security Guards in America make, on average, $30,287 a year or $14.56 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $46,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $19,000. Hospitality companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and South Dakota 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.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Security
$31,584

Average Security Guard Salary By Company

There is good job security in Security Guard positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Security Guards are Hospitality companies and Professional companies. Security Guards at Hospital and Overhead Door report the highest salaries. Also, companies like 1st Class Collision and SiriusXM pay their Security Guards very well.

Average Security Guard Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Security Guard in the United States is $30,287 per year or $14.56 per hour. The city with the highest Security Guard salary is Billings, MT at $35,879 per year. Even as an entry-level Security Guard, you will make $21,000 per year in Billings, MT. The top 5 states with the highest reported Security Guard salaries are Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina have the lowest reported salaries for Security Guards.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Billings, MT
$35,879
2
Lakewood, WA
$35,006
3
Minneapolis, MN
$34,702
4
Camden, NJ
$33,713
5
Philadelphia, PA
$33,707

RECENTLY ADDED Security Guard SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
City of Baltimore, Md
Security Guard
Baltimore, MD
09/30/2019
$25,044
Austin Independent School District
Security Guard
Austin, TX
09/29/2019
$27,319
Indian Health Service
Security Guard
09/29/2019
$33,949
Indian Health Service
Security Guard
09/29/2019
$30,344
09/28/2019
$22,957
09/28/2019
$35,479
Allied Universal
Security Guard
Tucson, AZ
09/27/2019
$27,131
Allied Universal
Security Guard
Fremont, CA
09/27/2019
$37,566
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
Security Guard
09/27/2019
$37,843
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity
Security Guard
09/27/2019
$34,395
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