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Security Guard Salaries in the United States

How much does a Security Guard make in the United States?

Security Guards earn $24,000 annually on average, or $12 per hour, which is 93% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Security Guards work for United States Information Agency at $58,000 annually while the lowest paid Security Guards work for Sky Security Services earning approximately $15,000 each year.

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$26K Inter-Con Security Systems' Average Security Guard Salary (14 salaries)

+$2K (8%) more than national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$11K (34%) less than average Inter-Con Security Systems salary ($37K)
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-$5K (21%) less than average Inter-Con Security Systems Security Guard salary ($26K)
"Underpaid for what we do--it costs $$$$ to travel to some of these sites out on the desert and these cheapos won't pay promised mileage reimbursement. I have had to go to small claims court to get $442 they owe me."
-$5K (21%) less than average Inter-Con Security Systems Security Guard salary ($26K)
"$10.00 hourly plus $.56 mileage reimbursment for any miles over 20 from Victorvlle. Of course these cheapos aren't paying it."
-$5K (21%) less than average Inter-Con Security Systems Security Guard salary ($26K)
"Underpaid for the type of work we do and the travel time it takes to get there."
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$24K Securitas' Average Security Guard Salary (237 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$4K (15%) less than average Securitas salary ($28K)
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-$7K (34%) less than average Securitas Security Guard salary ($24K)
"For the work that I do, I can honestly say that I receive a fair wage."
-$1K (4%) less than average Securitas Security Guard salary ($24K)
"Very nearly underpaid. Minimum wage is creeping up towards my pay rate at a very worrying pace."
+$52K (104%) more than average Securitas Security Guard salary ($24K)
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$24K CPS Security's Average Security Guard Salary (7 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$11K (37%) less than average CPS Security salary ($35K)
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+$14K (45%) more than average CPS Security Security Guard salary ($24K)
"I like that I get paid by hourly rate. I'm always looking for an increase."
-$7K (34%) less than average CPS Security Security Guard salary ($24K)
"Well it's not enough pay because I'm not getting enough hours."
+$6K (22%) more than average CPS Security Security Guard salary ($24K)
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$24K AlliedBarton Security Services' Average Security Guard Salary (191 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$4K (15%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services salary ($28K)
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-$2K (8%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
"In all honesty if it wasn't forced by the state and federal government security companies wouldn't pay us at all. They treat us like we are in a mining community. Security companies, especially Allied Barton, you can not claim that you have highly trained " cough cough ...officers (BS)," when you don't offer any of the perks true professionals receive. Security pay equates to a true JOB... Just Over Broke!"
-$8K (40%) less than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
+$6K (22%) more than average AlliedBarton Security Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
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$24K Universal Protection Service's Average Security Guard Salary (43 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Universal Protection Service salary ($30K)
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-$1K (4%) less than average Universal Protection Service Security Guard salary ($24K)
"It is fair."
+$6K (22%) more than average Universal Protection Service Security Guard salary ($24K)
+$6K (22%) more than average Universal Protection Service Security Guard salary ($24K)
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$25K Guardsmark's Average Security Guard Salary (40 salaries)

+$1K (4%) more than national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$5K (18%) less than average Guardsmark salary ($30K)
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-$5K (22%) less than average Guardsmark Security Guard salary ($25K)
-$3K (12%) less than average Guardsmark Security Guard salary ($25K)
+$5K (18%) more than average Guardsmark Security Guard salary ($25K)
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$23K National Security Agency's Average Security Guard Salary (33 salaries)

-$1K (4%) less than national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$17K (53%) less than average National Security Agency salary ($40K)
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-$8K (42%) less than average National Security Agency Security Guard salary ($23K)
"I believe I'm getting underpaid. Some people are getting more pay for the same type of job."
+$7K (26%) more than average National Security Agency Security Guard salary ($23K)
-$7K (35%) less than average National Security Agency Security Guard salary ($23K)
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$23K SOS Security's Average Security Guard Salary (22 salaries)

-$1K (4%) less than national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$12K (41%) less than average SOS Security salary ($35K)
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+$2K (8%) more than average SOS Security Security Guard salary ($23K)
"Used for the company's gain."
+$7K (26%) more than average SOS Security Security Guard salary ($23K)
+$7K (26%) more than average SOS Security Security Guard salary ($23K)
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$24K Contemporary Services' Average Security Guard Salary (13 salaries)

Equal to national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$6K (22%) less than average Contemporary Services salary ($30K)
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-$7K (34%) less than average Contemporary Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
"We are not paid much but we get free all access admission to NFL and other events so the trade-off is acceptable for second source of income."
+$2K (8%) more than average Contemporary Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$6K (28%) less than average Contemporary Services Security Guard salary ($24K)
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$25K Trident Security Services' Average Security Guard Salary (6 salaries)

+$1K (4%) more than national average Security Guard salary ($24K)
-$1K (3%) less than average Trident Security Services salary ($26K)
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Equal to average Trident Security Services Security Guard salary ($25K)
"Well, for the area I was well compensated. Trident may be based out of Tempe, however my location was at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood. When I started minimum wage was $5.15 an hour and rose to $7.10 an hour by the time I quit. Since most of my friends who had only a high school diploma were receiving minimum wage in the area, the security guard wages were rather good."
-$5K (22%) less than average Trident Security Services Security Guard salary ($25K)
-$5K (22%) less than average Trident Security Services Security Guard salary ($25K)
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