Security Guard salary in the United States

Average salary
$30,000/yr
Based on 38,898 income tax records
$16,500
$57,500
Age:
Average salary by age
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$27K
 
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$31K
 
$31K
 
$30K
$16,500
$57,500
How much do Security Guards make?
The average total salary for a Security Guard is $30,000 per year. This is based on data from 38,898 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Security Guard and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Security Guard salary can vary between $16,500 to $57,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Security Guard salary by location

Security Guard salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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US Department Of Defense, Madison County, KY
15 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$44K – $80K
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Department Of Social Services, Pierce County, WA
11 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$43K – $66K
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American Corporate Security, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$20K – $63K
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Securitas, San Mateo County, CA
12 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$33K – $71K
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Winfield Security, Bronx County, NY
12 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$29K – $75K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
23 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$31K – $59K
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Hss, Arapahoe County, CO
10 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$31K – $51K
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Universal Protection Service, Alameda County, CA
129 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$20K – $58K
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Dignity Health, Sacramento County, CA
11 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$19K – $47K
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Northeast Security, Suffolk County, MA
18 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$20K – $60K
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Red Coats, Prince George's County, MD
16 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$24K – $56K
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Rmi International, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$34K – $60K
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Broadway Services, Baltimore County, MD
24 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$24K – $54K
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Star Protection Agency, King County, WA
30 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$27K – $49K
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UPS, King County, WA
46 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$17K – $52K
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Caesars Entertainment, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$26K – $44K
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Puyallup Tribal Gaming Enterpris, Pierce County, WA
19 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$25K – $46K
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Security Industry Specialists, Santa Clara County, CA
24 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$16K – $45K
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Pierce County Security, Pierce County, WA
14 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$21K – $52K
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Wynn Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$19K – $42K
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Intercon Security Systems, Los Angeles County, CA
27 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$18K – $50K
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Titan Security Services, Cook County, IL
55 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$17K – $43K
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BBSI, Los Angeles County, CA
18 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$25K – $41K
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American Security , Ramsey County, MN
11 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$21K – $43K
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Anderson Security Agency, Maricopa County, AZ
18 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$23K – $49K
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Imperial Guard Service, Shelby County, TN
11 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$18K – $41K
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Aarrowhead Security V Aa, Pima County, AZ
11 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$26K – $37K
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Guardian Security Services, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$21K – $36K
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Mulligan Security Corp, Bronx County, NY
10 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$16K – $45K
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Security Services Of Connecticut, Fairfield County, CT
11 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$24K – $50K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Orange County, FL
18 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$20K – $47K
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Agb Investigative, Cook County, IL
16 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$17K – $45K
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Cornerstone Underwriters, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$18K – $44K
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Target, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$21K – $39K
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Monterrey Security, Cook County, IL
19 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$20K – $41K
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Iidon, Dallas County, TX
16 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$21K – $53K
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G4S Secure Solutions, Maricopa County, AZ
19 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$19K – $39K
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Newark Public Schools, Essex County, NJ
21 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$21K – $48K
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American Security Services, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$24K – $34K
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Transwest Security Services, Kern County, CA
19 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $38K
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Executive Security Systems, Dallas County, TX
12 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$19K – $43K
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Whelan Security Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
27 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$17K – $42K
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St Moritz Security, Allegheny County, PA
13 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$17K – $39K
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Clarion Security, Shelby County, TN
12 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$20K – $37K
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Transcend Security Solutions, Maricopa County, AZ
14 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$16K – $41K
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Whelan Security Co, St. Louis County, MO
23 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$20K – $41K
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Madison Security Group, Bronx County, NY
15 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$19K – $34K
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United Security Services, Cook County, IL
13 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$17K – $31K
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Turner Security Systems, Fresno County, CA
12 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$20K – $40K
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Marksman Security, Clark County, NV
29 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$17K – $31K

Security Guard demographics in United States

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81% are single
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19% are married
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27% have kids
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17% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Security Guards in United States

38,898 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a security guard in the United States is $30,000 per year. Security guard salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $57,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 38,898 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as security guard.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for security guards in the United States: US Department of Defense ($58,000 a year), Department of Social Services ($57,000 a year), and American Corporate Security ($45,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for security guards in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($39,000 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($38,000 a year), and Seattle Metro Area, WA ($38,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.