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What is the average annual salary for Security Guard?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Security Guard may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Security Guard in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Security Guard in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Security Guard in the United States is $28,213 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Security Guard in the United Sates are expected to make less than $28,213.

Source: HR Reported data as of September 2014

Median $28,213
  • 10%$21,846
  • 25%$24,880
  • 75%$32,250
  • 90%$35,925

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Job Description for Security Guard

Periodically patrols buildings and grounds of industrial plants, commercial establishments, docks, logging camp areas, or work sites. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. View Security Guard job description

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