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Security Guard salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$27,000/yr
Average per year
$27,000
Average per year
$27,000
$16,500
Total salary range**
$52,500
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Based on 20,596 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Security Guards make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Security Guard in the United States is $27,000 per year. This is based on data from 20,596 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Security Guard in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$27,000
Average per year
$27,000
$16,500
Total salary range**
$52,500
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Based on 20,596 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Universal Protection Service, San Mateo County, CA
22 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$35K – $47K
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Newark Public Schools, Essex County, NJ
11 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$28K – $47K
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Securitas, Contra Costa County, CA
19 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$34K – $45K
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Security Assurance Management, District Of Columbia County, DC
15 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$35K – $43K
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G4S, Los Angeles County, CA
11 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$22K – $42K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Polk County, FL
16 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$25K – $35K
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Trident Security Services, Maricopa County, AZ
20 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$28K – $34K
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Titan Security Services, Cook County, IL
26 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$26K – $34K
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Broadway Services, Baltimore County, MD
10 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$29K – $32K
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SOS Security, Cook County, IL
17 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$26K – $31K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
201 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$26K – $43K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
397 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$25K – $42K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
61 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$24K – $39K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
233 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$26K – $40K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
360 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$26K – $40K
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Vallejo Metro Area, CA
77 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$25K – $41K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
512 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$24K – $42K
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Oxnard Metro Area, CA
55 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$25K – $36K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
247 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$25K – $35K
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New York Metro Area, NY
1,786 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $37K

Security Guard demographics

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83% are single
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17% are married
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28% have kids
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10% own a home

Security Guard salaries by age

$0
$7,125
$14,250
$21,375
$28,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Security Guards

20,596 full-time salaries from 2019

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1,672 income tax records
$35,500/yr
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Security Forces
436 income tax records
$30,000/yr
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Security Officer
16,251 income tax records
$31,000/yr
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Unarmed Security Guard
1,641 income tax records
$25,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.