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Security Guard salary in the United States

Average salary
$27,000/yr
Based on 30,377 income tax records
$16,500
$52,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$16,500
$52,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Security Guard in the United States is $27,000 per year. This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 30,377 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as security guards. Security Guard salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $52,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more. Read more
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Security Guard salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
323 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$27K – $41K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
809 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$25K – $43K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
336 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$26K – $40K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
553 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$26K – $39K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
597 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$25K – $41K
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Vallejo Metro Area, CA
127 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$24K – $39K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
225 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$24K – $37K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
346 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$24K – $35K
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New York Metro Area, NY
2,609 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $36K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
219 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $35K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
246 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $34K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
207 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$24K – $35K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
443 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$24K – $34K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
1,535 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$23K – $34K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
348 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$23K – $33K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
227 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$22K – $34K
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Stockton Metro Area, CA
158 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$22K – $34K
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Bridgeport Metro Area, CT
102 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$24K – $39K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
850 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$23K – $33K
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Omaha Metro Area, NE
107 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$21K – $33K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
181 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$23K – $32K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
655 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$22K – $32K
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Rochester Metro Area, NY
126 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$22K – $33K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
177 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$21K – $32K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
361 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$21K – $34K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
185 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $31K
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Tucson Metro Area, AZ
128 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $30K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
687 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$21K – $33K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
737 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $32K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
630 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $32K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
105 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $31K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
101 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$21K – $30K
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Bakersfield Metro Area, CA
119 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$21K – $32K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
215 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$22K – $31K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
125 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$21K – $30K
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Fresno Metro Area, CA
150 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$22K – $29K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
669 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$21K – $31K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
240 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$22K – $31K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
136 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$20K – $32K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
126 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$20K – $30K
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Buffalo Metro Area, NY
109 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$21K – $31K
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Tulsa Metro Area, OK
101 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$22K – $32K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
166 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$21K – $29K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
182 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$21K – $30K
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
101 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$21K – $31K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
159 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$21K – $29K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
292 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$20K – $30K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
274 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$22K – $30K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
614 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$20K – $31K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
151 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$21K – $30K

Security Guard salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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US Department Of Defense, Madison County, KY
11 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$41K – $50K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
12 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$36K – $42K
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Universal Protection Service, San Mateo County, CA
31 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$35K – $45K
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Newark Public Schools, Essex County, NJ
18 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$28K – $45K
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Securitas, Solano County, CA
13 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$23K – $41K
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Security Assurance Management, District Of Columbia County, DC
19 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$30K – $45K
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Star Protection Agency, King County, WA
14 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$34K – $40K
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G4S, Alameda County, CA
11 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$28K – $44K
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Red Coats, District Of Columbia County, DC
10 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$32K – $38K
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Security Industry Specialists, Santa Clara County, CA
14 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$26K – $44K
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SOS Security, Kings County, NY
10 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$31K – $39K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Polk County, FL
18 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$26K – $33K
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Trident Security Services, Maricopa County, AZ
26 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$27K – $34K
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Broadway Services, Baltimore County, MD
19 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$27K – $32K
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Summit Security Services, Kings County, NY
12 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$25K – $36K
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Titan Security Services, Cook County, IL
36 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$25K – $34K
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Intercon Security Systems, Los Angeles County, CA
18 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$24K – $35K
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Transwest Security Services, Kern County, CA
17 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$23K – $32K
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BBSI, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$25K – $30K
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Monterrey Security, Cook County, IL
14 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $34K
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American Security Of Greenville, Greenville County, SC
11 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$26K – $31K
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Sera Security Services, Bronx County, NY
16 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$20K – $32K
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UPS, King County, WA
13 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$23K – $32K
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Transcend Security Solutions, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$24K – $30K
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Securamerica, Wayne County, MI
11 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$25K – $33K
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Am Gard, Allegheny County, PA
19 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$24K – $28K
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Turner Security Systems, Fresno County, CA
11 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$24K – $30K
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Weiser Security Services, Harris County, TX
14 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $28K
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Iidon, Dallas County, TX
11 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$26K – $34K
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Guard Management, San Diego County, CA
11 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$24K – $27K
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Marksman Security, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$23K – $26K
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Agb Investigative, Cook County, IL
13 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$23K – $30K
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Whelan Security Co, St. Louis County, MO
12 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$23K – $26K
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United Protective Services, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$21K – $28K
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Top Guard, Norfolk County, VA
10 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$21K – $25K
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First Coast Security Services, Duval County, FL
12 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$21K – $26K
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Madison Security Group, Bronx County, NY
10 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$20K – $28K
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United Security Services, Cook County, IL
12 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$20K – $23K
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CSC, Los Angeles County, CA
17 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$18K – $26K
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Abacus Labs, Baltimore County, MD
12 income tax records
$22,000/yr
$19K – $25K
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Amber Charter School, Bronx County, NY
11 income tax records
$18,500/yr
$18K – $21K
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Marriott International, Dallas County, TX
15 income tax records
$17,500/yr
$17K – $19K

Security Guard demographics in the United States

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83% are single
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17% are married
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30% have kids
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13% 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 in the United States

30,377 full-time salaries from 2019
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