Security Guard

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October 30, 2016

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Security Guard Job Description

Correctional Officers and Jailers Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Security Guard Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Security Guard is $22151 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $33336. The lowest salary reported was $17315. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Security Guard is $11.01 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $16.58. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.61. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Security Guard are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0.5 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Security Guard. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $24,012 – $49,665
Florida – $24,533 – $30,521
Massachusetts – $24,566 – $40,695
New Jersey – $14,650 – $37,426
New York – $18,183 – $55,752
Pennsylvania – $29,479 – $42,000
Texas – $12,177 – $54,631

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These are the highest paying cities for a Security Guard. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Houston, Texas –
Las Vegas, Nevada –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Rochester, New York –
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania –
Washington, District of Columbia –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Security Guard from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $22151 while in 2007 it was just $20542.45

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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15%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 85% of Security Guards were males while 15% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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